Undocumented at Yale

Given the circumstances that usually precede international migration, many undocumented students or students from mixed-status families might identify as first-generation low-income as well, although this is certainly not always the case. Knowing this, the FGLI Community fully supports the presence of undocumented students on campus and of their families in this country. We are committed to making them feel welcome and at home here and elsewhere, and condemn any and all acts of dehumanization, invalidation, and of questioning “how much one deserves” to be part of our society.

Learn how Yale supports undocumented students on campus.

from Peter Salovey’s response to the DACA Announcement (September 5, 2017):

…For the students affected by this order, I want you to know unequivocally that Yale stands with you. You are an integral part of our community, and we remain committed to protecting your welfare and ensuring that you are able to participate fully in university life. We will continue to support you in a variety of ways as previously announced:

  • “The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will continue to serve as a clearinghouse for information and a resource for those with questions and concerns….
  • “Yale will continue its well-established policy of admitting students without regard to immigration status….
  • “Under Yale Police Department (YPD) policies, citizenship status has no effect on how the department interacts with a member of the Yale community….”

You can find the full letter on the President’s site.

Legal Help

The Office of International Students and Scholars coordinates support and legal assistance for Yale undocumented students, whether immediate concerns or longer-term issues. The process prioritizes your privacy and at no point will your information be shared without your permission. For more information, contact ann.kuhlman@yale.edu.

To get connected with people to talk to on campus, or to learn more about resources not listed here, email jose.lopez@yale.edu.