Welcome to the ASCC undocumented student resource page, dedicated to providing education and employment resources for undocumented college students. We understand there are unique challenges you face in pursuing your academic and career goals and want to connect you with the resources and opportunities you need to succeed. We believe in your potential, and we are committed to helping you achieve great things.
If you do not have DACA or are waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision, there are alternative employment options available. These include accepting an internship without pay and finding other forms of financial support, working as an independent contractor, using an Independent Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or starting your own business as a member of a Limited Liability Company (LLC).
Immigrants Rising – provides a detailed guide on how to pursue these employment options. As well as a post-college graduation guide to employment.
National Immigration Legal Services Directory – Nonprofit organizations that are low-cost or free in providing legal services for immigration
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project – “Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.” Up to date DACA resource and information are available along with other legal resources
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services DACA Information – Find out more about how ongoing litigation is impacting DACA applications
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Washington State Human Rights Commission – Information and forms for Washington States complaint submission for violations of anti-discrimination laws can be found here
Support and advocacy groups:
Washington State Labor Council, Immigrant and Worker Justice Toolkit – “A toolkit providing documented and undocumented workers, worker advocates and union leaders with the resources and support they need to create a just and fair future for immigrants in the U.S.”
United We Dream – “United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. We create welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard and win!”
Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits in Washington State – immigration status is not considered for eligibility in WA state Paid Family and Medical Leave program. If you are seriously ill or caring for someone who is seriously ill learn more at paidleave.wa.gov or tometiempo.org
Immediate emergency assistance:
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Text “BeFree” to 233733 (12:00pm – 8:00pm PST)
National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis)
Call or Text 988
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988