Undocumented Students

Undocumented Students

Duke University’s goal is to provide access, inclusion, and support to all of our students and their diverse backgrounds and needs. We encourage you to read more about how this support applies to undocumented and DACA students in this message from former Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead


To help you navigate this site, we've defined a few terms used below.

Undocumented: not having the appropriate legal documentation to establish permanent residency in the U.S.

DACAmented: having been granted prosecutorial discretion from removal proceedings or removal from the United States for a specified period of time under the Deferring Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy.

Mixed-status family: a family with at least one undocumented immigrant and at least one U.S. citizen or permanent resident.