Community Support for Undocumented Students | University of Portland

Community Support for Undocumented Students

Legal Support

  • Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities of Oregon provides all migrants and refugees resettlement and immigration legal services. The site has specific resources for anti-human trafficking services, legal services, and refugee services.
  • Lutheran Community Services Northwest: The Immigration Counseling and Advocacy Program (ICAP) provides low-cost immigration counseling services to refugees and immigrants in Portland, Beaverton, and Salem, Oregon along with Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle, Washington. ICAP provides immigrant rights advocacy, community education, as well as other resources/links.
  • Oregon Law Help: Free resources on immigration, such as links to legal guides, know-your-rights guides, and links to other community organizations.
  • Latino Network: Latino-led education organization, grounded in culturally-specific practices and services, that lifts up youth and families to reach their full potential. Site lists resources, information toolkits, and referrals, as well as links to other trusted organizations to find information on important community issues.
  • Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR): Provides culturally competent, immigration-related legal representation and education to low-income refugees and immigrants in and around the Portland metro area. The site also lists know-your-rights guides and links to other services.
  • United We DreamThe largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. Provides resources for migrants, such as toolkits and guides. Their resource page lists some toolkits and guides:
  • My Undocumented Life: Provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators).
  • Transgender Law CenterTransgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. The Migration tab on its site lists various resources.
  • National Latinx Psychological Association: List of resources for undocumented immigrants and families in a PDF.
  • Immigration Advocates Network: Helps search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only non-profit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.
  • National Immigration Law Center: Page provides guidance on how to apply for DACA, renew DACA, and other important information on DACA.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • My Undocumented Life: My Undocumented Life lists scholarships that is periodically updated for high school, college, and graduate students.
  • Immigrants RisingImmigrants Rising's List of Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships contain scholarships that don't require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local (Bay Area), state, and national level in a PDF form.
  • MPOWER Financing offers scholarships and loans to international and DACA students

Health Services

  • Multnomah County: The Multnomah County page highlights local providers most familiar working across language and culture, such as county services, community clinics, and other resources.