CUNY “Help Centers” Provide Free Services For Immigrants

The City University of New York is offering three “Help Centers” and an array of free services for foreign visa and undocumented resident students seeking information and assistance about their status.

The centers are available to respond to questions on a federal law that requires out-of-state tuition charges for undocumented residents attending CUNY, as described in a recent Student Advisory issued by the University Office for Legal Affairs.

The “Help Centers” offer convenient locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan staffed with experts experienced in immigration issues. The free services are also available to immigrants seeking information on United States citizenship. Services include:

  • Help in securing permanent residence if qualified.
  • Answers to questions about international student status.
  • Special immigration benefits for families of the victims of the World Trade Center Attack.

Allan Wernick, the chair of the University Citizenship and Immigration Program, noted that the program is part of the University’s longtime commitment to assist immigrants who seek affordable higher education in New York City.

“We are eager to assist all students who need help in legalizing their status or in seeking U.S. citizenship,” Wernick said.

For further information, or for a referral or an appointment with one of the counselors, call 212-502-2904 or visit and click CUNY UPDATES: Updates to view the Student Advisory.

Or call the “Help Centers” and schedule an appointment directly at:

The Immigrants’ Center at City College
North Academic Center, Room 1-206
138th Street and Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031
Tel: (212) 650-6620 or 7967 or 7968

New York City Technical College
Immigration Clinic
Legal Studies Department
300 Jay Street, Room N622
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 260-5597

Queensborough Community College
Immigration Clinic
International Student Advisement
222-05 56th Street
Library Building, Room 422
Bayside, NY 11364
Tel: (718) 631-6611