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International students and scholars with questions about their immigration and visa status are advised to seek the assistance of an immigration attorney. This web page is a resource to explain certain aspects of the law, but is not a replacement for legal advice.
Immigration and Visa Information In Response To Sexual & Interpersonal ViolenceNote: This document has been translated to 120 languages.
Yes. For victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, there may be other visa options, including U and T Visas. For specifics, talk to an immigration attorney.
The International Programs Office can provide useful information regarding immigration status. Note that for questions regarding changes to other visa statuses, or legal options that fall outside of standard F-1 and J-1 student visas, or employer-sponsored work visas, consult a qualified immigration attorney.
International students and scholars should consult the advice of an international Student Advisor in the International Programs Office to discuss the following:
Please see the International Programs Office for additional support.
Address: 500 Main St #510, Worcester, MA 01608Telephone: 508-792-1202
Telephone: 617-482-1010Fax: 617-423-9070Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(By appointment only)
Address: 390 Main St, Suite 718 Worcester, MA 01608Telephone: 508-798-5291MA Toll Free: 855-966-7366Email: email@example.com
Address: 390 Main St, Suite 805 Worcester, MA 01608Telephone: 508-793-9660
Note: Worcester State University provides this list as a courtesy to our students. This is not an endorsement of any of the attorneys listed on this document. Students are under no obligation to select attorneys from this listing and may select any attorney of their choosing.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), offers two sites to help individuals find free or low-cost legal representation:
USCIS: Find Help in your Community USCIS: Find Legal Services
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) provides a listing of attorneys by state who provide immigration services either for free or for little cost:
BIA: List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) offers an online Immigration Lawyer Referral Service that can help a student or scholar find an immigration lawyer:
AILA: Immigration Lawyer Referral Service
The American Bar Association also provides information on finding legal services by state:
ABA: Find Legal Help
Undocumented students occupy a vulnerable position and might face barriers to reporting an incident for fear of repercussion. As an undocumented student, you have rights!
This information comes from: End Rape on Campus (EROC) International & Undocumented Students
Additional information detailing the rights of International and Undocumented students, as well as the intersections of immigration status and Title IX: Know Your IX
Jennifer Quinn M.Ed., CHES, CTTS
Director of Title IX
Drug and Alcohol Education Prevention
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