at Queens College have always embraced our mission of serving students
from all backgrounds. In our ambitious and talented students, we see
young women and men who pursue higher education with the strong desire
to improve their lives and communities. It is a privilege for us to work
with our diverse student body, which hails from over 150 countries. We
also welcome faculty and staff who bring international perspectives to
the learning process. Our immigrant heritage is not only the history of
our nation, but also the best hope for our future.
light of recent developments on the federal level--including executive
orders relating to travel bans and judicial actions-it is important that
members of our community who may be affected by recent changes in
immigration policies visit this site for
of our community who do not have US passports and come from one of the
seven nations whose citizens are currently blocked from entering the
United States for 90 days--Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and
Yemen--can find helpful information provided by the CUNY Law School here. CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken has recommended that anyone from one of these seven countries should
avoid travel outside the United States until the issues surrounding
enforcement of the president's order are clarified (read his recent
messages here, Executive Order, CUNY Newswire).
CUNY's Citizenship Now!
(CN!) Office is also offering advice and assistance to students,
researchers, visiting scholars, and interns who may need help.
you have been detained while trying to enter the United States, or are
still abroad and need guidance, contact CN! attorney Isabel Bucaram by
text, phone, or WhatsApp at 646-860-5678. You can also write directly to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and CN! will follow up with a phone call if necessary.
If you are
here in the US, regardless of your immigrant status, the best advice is
do not travel abroad if at all possible until we have more clarity
about ongoing developments. Anyone with questions is encouraged to
contact CN! at email@example.com. Click here for
CN!'s listing of immigration centers and contact information and hours
for City Council members who offer information on immigration issues
through a CN! representative.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has also established a New York State Emergency Immigration Resource Hotline--1-888-769-7243--for people who know travelers who have not yet arrived at their final destination.
urge you to encourage all members of our community who need assistance
to avail themselves of the college's services. Students seeking
counseling should contact Counseling Services
on the first floor of Frese Hall (718-997-5420; hours M, Th, F, 9 am-5
pm; Tues & Wed, 9 am-7 pm; and Sat., 10 am-3 pm). They may also
contact Peer Support Services in the Student Union, Room LL37 (718-997-5419; hours M & Th, 9 am-5 pm; Tues & Wed, 9 am-6 pm).
are challenging times but, as I have previously shared with you, we
must face these challenges with the fundamental belief that our future
as a country is built on the premise that we are all invested in each
other's success. We will support and protect the members of our
community, particularly our students, to the best of our ability, and in
close coordination with our governmental, institutional, and community
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367
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Due to current circumstances and in efforts to protect the
health and safety of our community, student support services will be virtual until the
foreseeable future. Please email VPSA@QC.CUNY.EDU for guidance. We will be happy to assist you.