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 President Vincent Price on Duke Today.


Webinar on the Texas Court DACA Decision held last Friday, July 23, 2021




What's Next: Briefing on the Supreme Court's DACA Decision

This is a recording of a Zoom webinar held on Monday, June 22, 2020.
What are the implications of the Supreme Court decision on DACA? What can Duke do to continue our support for undocumented students?

Professor Kate Evans, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic
Lois Yelverton, Director of Duke Visa Services
Alison Rabil, Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Karsh Office of Financial Support
Tiarra Wade, Assistant Dean, DukeReach
Alan Kendrick, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development, Graduate School

Moderated by Dr. Li-Chen Chin, Assistant Vice President for Intercultural Programs, Student Affairs


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.