MSU’S Undocumented Student Resources

“Michigan State University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. That includes our commitment to admit and support students from all backgrounds, adhering to our values of being a campus that is diverse, equitable and free from discrimination.

We are aware undocumented students, refugees and recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as students, staff and faculty with mixed-immigration status often face barriers and challenges as they navigate campus policies requiring support services to address their unique needs. To assist, multiple units across campus are working together to increase institutional support for these students as well as provide training and advising related to admissions, financial aid, and residency reclassification.

This website reflects our commitment to MSU students, faculty and staff and provides information that may be useful to current and prospective students and their families, as well as other members of the campus community.”

Resources for the DACA and Undocumented Community

Translated Documentation Information about COVID-19

Governor’s Executive Orders

Unemployment Insurance Information

More detailed information

Who can apply for unemployment insurance? Those with work permits who have earned qualifying wages and are actively looking for other employment opportunities.
Does this include those with DACA status?Yes
Does this include undocumented workers? Unfortunately, no. Applying for unemployment with another person’s information can have serious civil and criminal consequences.
Does receiving unemployment insurance make me a public charge? No. This is not a factor in a public charge determination.

Accessing Health Care here

Community Organizations to Follow

MIRC – Michigan Immigrant Rights Center:
Welcoming Michigan:
Welcoming Michigan COVID-19 Community Resources
One Michigan:
United We Dream:

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