International Student and Scholar Services: International Student and Scholar Services facilitates the enrollment of international students and the exchange and employment of international faculty and staff at Emory University. We help guide schools and departments through the immigration process to bring international students and scholars to Emory, ensuring institutional compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Visit the News & Announcements page for updates on immigration and recent executive orders.
Visit the Travel page for a preparedness checklist for international travel.
If you are an Emory University student or scholar, visit the Emergencies page for information on what to do in the event of an immigration emergency.
Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) Resources: FSAP provides emotional support and behavioral health services to staff, faculty and their immediate family household members. Contact FSAP for legal consultation services provided by volunteer immigration attorneys coordinated by the Emory Law School. For more information, call FSAP at 404-727-4328. Website: www.fsap.emory.edu.
Local Resources, Legal Services, and Advocacy Organizations
Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network: Provides high quality legal assistance in a culturally sensitive manner. Provides direct representation by one of their volunteer attorneys, offers legal advice, or provides a tailored referral to the best available resource. They take a holistic approach to address the diverse needs of their immigrant clients.
ACLU of Georgia: The ACLU of Georgia is dedicated to preserving the civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that reaches out to and represents anyone whose fundamental freedoms have been violated. Check the ACLU of Georgia website for up to date information on immigration reform and immigrant rights.
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights - Crisis Hotline: The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GHLAR) educates, organizes, and empowers Latinos in Georgia to defend and advance their civil and human rights. GLAHR is a community-based organization that develops statewide grassroots leadership in Latino immigrant communities.
GLAHR offers a "hotline" that provides Latino immigrants and their families, in the event that they are mistreated, abused, or detained, with information and referrals. Each week, the hotline receives anywhere from fifty to one hundred calls, allowing GLAHR to assist Latinos as they face abuse from employers, police officers, immigration agents, or in detention centers. Hotline: (770) 457-5232. http://www.glahr.org/resources/complaint-form
El Refugio: El Refugio is a hospitality house located right outside the gates of Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA. Its purpose is to serve the family and friends of men detained and, thus, separated from their loved ones. During the weekends, El Refugio offers: free meals and lodging, friendship and comfort, visits with detained men.
Freedom University: Freedom University is a modern-day freedom school based in Atlanta. They provide rigorous college preparation classes, college and scholarship application assistance, and leadership development for undocumented students in Georgia.
Contact form: http://www.freedomuniversitygeorgia.com/contact-us.html
National Legal and Advocacy Organizations
National Immigration Legal Services Directory: Search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.
American Immigration Lawyers Association: AILA is the only legal association in the United States for immigration attorneys. More than 14,000 immigration lawyers are members of AILA. Use the AILA immigration lawyer search to connect to an immigration attorney in your area.
United We Dream Network: United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. United We Dream also runs programs to advocate for access to higher education, stop the deportations of undocumented youth and their parents, and strengthen alliances and support for DREAMers.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center: The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a national nonprofit resource center that provides immigration legal trainings, technical assistance, and educational materials, and engages in advocacy and immigrant civic engagement to advance immigrant rights.
National Immigration Law Center: The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. NILC engages in lawsuits that defend the fundamental and constitutional rights of all Americans, including low-income immigrants and their families, often in coordination with other local and national civil rights organizations. Visit the NILC website for up to date information on immigration reform and immigrant rights.
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC): E4FC empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation.Resources include free legal services, consultation regarding immigration options, and education services for undocumented individuals aged 14 – 35 years.
Immigration Consultation Intake Form: http://www.e4fc.org/legalservices/getfreelegalhelp.html