Immigration Issues

Monday, December 12, 2016
1:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (common hour)
D’Angelo Center, Room 128

In response to post-election immigration concerns, the University is offering a workshop on Monday, December 12, during common hour in the D’Angelo Center, Room 128.

There will be a panel featuring immigration experts led by C. Mario Russell, director of Catholic Charities, New York, Immigrant and Refugee Services and faculty member of St. John’s School of Law.

The guest panelists will discuss the following immigration-related concerns:

  • Obtaining good legal representation
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Undocumented status
  • Student employment and work visas
  • Safety planning
  • Fear of persecution
  • Special issues for children

The panel is open to all St. John’s University students, faculty, and administrators. 

Students can find immigration resources and information on MySJU if they navigate to the “Campus Life” tab and look for the “Immigration Resources” portlet.  Faculty can find this information on CTL Resources.

For students experiencing distress due to immigration concerns, we encourage you to contact the Center for Counseling and Consultation to set up an appointment with Dr. Luis Manzo in Queens, 718-990-6384, or Dr. Erin Ryan in Staten Island, 718-390-4451.  As always, Campus Ministry is available to support the campus community and can be reached in Queens at 718-990-6255 or on Staten Island at 718-390-4475.