Immigrant and Refugee information

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and OEC Acting Commissioner Linda Goodman provided a Letter and this list of Resources to all state-funded early care and education providers in response to the February, 2017 presidential executive order on immigration matters and corresponding implementation memos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The letter provides guidance  to state-funded early care and education providers outlining suggested protocols to develop and implement.  Some of the protocols may be different for services in the home.

For families:

ACLU – Know Your Rights: What to Do If Immigration Agents are at Your Door

***includes a flyer in English and Spanish with instructions for families

Connecticut Students for a Dream

For districts and schools:

ICE Sensitive Locations Policy

U.S. Department of Education guidance for supporting undocumented youth

United We Dream – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals guide

School Counselors Working with Undocumented Students

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services information on the rights of unaccompanied children


The following organizations provide direct legal services:

International Institute of Connecticut

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

Catholic Charities Migration, Refugee, and Immigration Services

Center for Children’s Advocacy

Connecticut Legal Services

New Haven Legal Assistance

UConn School of Law Asylum and Human Rights Clinic

Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic