Overview

Muhlenberg College is a place of safety and welcome for all our students, faculty and staff, irrespective of their immigration status or national or ethnic origins. In accordance with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, this page is intended to provide resources and information to students as it relates to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If you have any information that may be helpful to this site, please contact deanofstudents@muhlenberg.edu.


Support and Services

  • The College will continue to support the ability of qualified undocumented and DACA students to enroll and sustain their attendance, including doing everything within our power to use institutional funds and scholarships to fill gaps created by federal financial aid policies that exclude undocumented and DACA students from accessing ordinary financial aid and scholarships on equal footing with other students.

  • Unless required by law, the College will not assist immigration and immigration-enforcement authorities in investigative, apprehension, and deportation activities, nor will Campus Safety act on the behalf of such authorities

  • The College will work to protect the privacy of the status of any student, faculty or staff member; and we will, within the limits of the law, challenge requests for this type of information from any source. The College will also continue to comply with federal laws associated with such operations as student visas, employee hiring, and applications for federal financial aid.

  • Our Campus Safety department does not question anyone regarding their national origin or immigration status and that will remain our practice. 

  • Community resources for legal support:

servicios y consultas legales
Vanessa Stine
Friends of Farmworkers
699 Ranstead Street, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-733-0878  / fax: 215-733-0876 / 1-800-729-1607
vstine@friendsfw.org

abogados de inmigraciĆ³n
Kathryn Albarelli
Albarelli & Stirba, LLC
The Sovereign Building, Suite 25
609 Hamilton Mall
Allentown, PA 18101
484-274-6472  / katie@lehighvalleyimmigration.com  / katie.albarelli@gmail.com

Jane Schoener
Schoener and Associates, P.C.
The Sovereign Building, Suite 14
609 Hamilton Mall
Allentown, PA 18101
para hacer la cita: 215-592-1240
610-740-1009  
JMSchoener@schoenerlaw.com

Jane Schoener
Schoener and Associates, P.C.
400 Market Street, Suite 420
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-592-1240
fax: 215-592-1274
JMSchoener@schoenerlaw.com


Resources


Muhlenberg

  • Office of International Student Support at 484-664-3448
  • Those with questions about study abroad plans should reach out to Dr. Donna Kish-Goodling, Dean of Global Learning, at donnakish-goodling@muhlenberg.edu or 484-664-3841
  • For confidential counseling related to these or other issues, reach out to any of the following:
    • College Chaplain 484-664-3120
    • Jewish Chaplain 484-664-3244
    • Roman Catholic Chaplain  484-664-3122
    • Counseling Services  484-664-3178
    • Health Services  484-664-3199
  • The College has a Bias Resource Education Team that includes a cross-section of staff, faculty and students trained to provide support to students as it relates to issues of equity and inclusion within our community. Contact information can be found here.

Federal Government/Other Resources

Additional helpful information for DACA students:

All DACA benefits are provided on a two-year basis, so individuals who currently have DACA will be allowed to retain both DACA and their work authorizations (EADs) until they expire.

USCIS will adjudicate, on an individual, case by case basis:

  • Properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) that have been accepted as of Sept. 5, 2017.
  • Properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and associated applications for EADs from current beneficiaries that have been accepted as of the date of this memorandum, and from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 that have been accepted as of Oct. 5, 2017.

https://www.uscis.gov/daca2017

In addition, the college would strongly advise that DACA students do not participate in study abroad experiences and other international travel opportunities for the foreseeable future.

 


Communications from the College

 

Important information: DACA Support and Hurricane Relief
A message from Dean Gulati
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 04:00 PM

Community Message: In Defense of DACA
President Williams writes to the Muhlenberg community
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 01:15 PM

Campus Update regarding DACA and Immigration and Travel Ban
President Williams writes to the Muhlenberg community
Thursday, February 2, 2017 03:30 PM

Message Regarding Immigration and Travel Ban
A message from President Williams
Monday, January 30, 2017 05:08 PM