The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project helps low-income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants.
- ACLU of Maine
The ACLU of Maine seeks to expand and enforce the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants and to combat discrimination.
- Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition
The Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition strives to improve the legal, social, and economic conditions experienced by Maine’s immigrants—enhancing their lives and strengthening Maine—through advocacy, information sharing, and fostering collaboration among member organizations.
- Immigrant Resource Center of Maine
The mission of the Immigrant Resource Center Of Maine (IRCofMe)—formerly known as United Somali Women of Maine—is to support refugee and immigrant communities by offering culturally and linguistically sensitive services to promote a healthy and equitable Maine.
Resources for DACA and Undocumented Students
Bowdoin College welcomes DACA and undocumented students in our community. We provide staff and resources to support students throughout their academic career at Bowdoin.
- Bowdoin continues to admit students regardless of their immigration status. More information can be found on Admission's DACA applicant information page.
- Office of Safety and Security personnel do not enforce immigration laws or make inquiries about the immigration status of students or employees.
- Health and counseling services are free resources for all students, regardless of their immigration status.
- Students with DACA and a valid Employment Authorization Document are permitted to work on campus.
- Off-Campus Study advises students about international and domestic options for study away from Bowdoin College. Bowdoin recommends that all international, DACA, and undocumented students consult with staff from the Office of Off-Campus Study before applying to study away.
- United We Dream
The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, United We Dream organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.
- National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.
- The American Immigration Council
The American Immigration Council (“Council”), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants.
- American Council on Education
Immigration post-election Q&A
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center
The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
- Immigrants Rising
Empowering undocumented youth to achieve their education and career goals.
Note that students who are concerned that they may need legal advice due to recent immigration policies should contact Eduardo Pazos, who will work in confidence to direct them to appropriate resources. Bowdoin does not choose legal counsel for its students; however, we can provide contact information, and in some cases funding, for appropriate resources to explore.
Homeland Security's Fact Sheet: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to The United States (Release Date: March 6, 2017)
Homeland Security's Q&A: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to The United States (Release Date: March 6, 2017)
Immigration enforcement memos by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly (Feb. 21, 2017)
- Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies
- Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest
Q&A documents from DHS
Eduardo Pazos is the point person on issues of immigration for Bowdoin College. Conversations and correspondence with Eduardo are confidential. If you have questions about how to access campus and local resources, or suggestions for how Bowdoin can provide support for DACA and undocumented students, please contact Eduardo directly at 207-798-4196 or email@example.com.