Undocumented Students

Welcome to the ASCC undocumented student page, dedicated to providing 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 opportunities you need to succeed. ASCC staff welcome you to utilize all the resources we offer. We believe in your potential, and we are committed to helping you achieve great things. Please consider the resources on this page or make an appointment with us to address your concerns, work through challenges, and strengthen your application materials.

Employment options:

If you do not have DACA or are waiting for ongoing legal decisions to be made, 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.

Legal resources:

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

Workers rights:

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 the Spanish language option paidleave.wa.gov/es/

Immediate emergency assistance:

Anti-Trafficking Directory

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

No internship? No problem – we’ve got resources to help you launch a successful summer!

No internship? Don’t sweat it – connect with resources to help you launch a successful summer. Join us for drop-ins, learn about micro-internships, or get ideas on how to turn your summer into a skill-building adventure.

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Hildegarde Velasco-Faga'autau Internship Coordinator
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Engaging with WSU Undocumented Resources

Are you a WSU student looking to engage with undocumented services? Check out these fantastic student resources that make a difference at WSU:

2. Another fantastic resource is The Crimson Group, “a civic engagement support student-led group for undocumented students …

By Aimee Tejeda Lunn
Aimee Tejeda Lunn Employer Relations Manager
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Most Recent DACA Ruling Information

The National Immigration Law Center has information on the most recent DACA ruling. The information is organized in an FAQ style and is updated as new information & rulings develop. Being informed about your options is especially important as deadlines …

By Harrison Hughes
Harrison Hughes Career Coach & Academic Advisor
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Free Career Resources for Undocumented Persons

Dominican University in River Forest, IL, has created a Career Guide aimed explicitly at helping undocumented students. From internships to work options and even graduate school considerations, this two-page guide is a great starting point for many questions an undocumented …

By Aimee Tejeda Lunn
Aimee Tejeda Lunn Employer Relations Manager
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Marketing your diversity in a job search

In the article, How to market your diversity in your job search, Adejoke Adeboyejo highlights these tips to highlight the unique aspects of your professional background –

By Melanie Kiel
Melanie Kiel Career Coach
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Featured Resources

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