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Postdoctoral fellows are a vital part of the DACA/undocumented community at Stanford. Because of their unique status, resources below have been specifically curated for the PostDoc DACA/undocumented community. 

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Support Offices



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Your safety is very important to the Stanford community

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University Advocacy

Stanford has actively supported the DREAM Act legislation since its introduction in 2001, which would enable undocumented students to continue their education and apply for citizenship. The university also supports DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which has allowed undocumented individuals who entered the United States as children to remain in the country without fear of deportation. (We do not, however, require undergraduates to have DACA status to enroll or receive financial aid.)

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Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Founded in East Palo Alto, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is a nonprofit offering legal services that improve the lives of low-income families throughout the region. We specialize in immigration, housing, workers’ rights, records clearance, and consumer protection.

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Legislation Updates

We know and understand that DACA is an ever-revolving door as legislation is continually updated. We will use this page to host the latest updates on legislation. Email us at For Dreamers if you have a concern about something specific.

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External Resources

The following resources are not affiliated with Stanford, but are meant to provide additional support either while away from campus or to have additional guidance to navigate your time at Stanford.

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Questions or want to learn more about specific services? Please email with your request from your Stanford email account.