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Legal Needs (Undocumented students, child custody, etc.)

Updated: 2 days ago

While courts may be acting in a limited capacity, we know legal situations still abound and complicate other needs. We are not legal experts and will try to point you to the right people necessary.


Undocumented students

Being undocumented in America is hard on a normal day. Questions about access to healthcare and federal relief are important and challenging to answer.


The Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation at undocuscholars.com has an incredible job setting up an emergency fund for undocumented families and compiling a massive list of resources. We highly recommend reaching out with specific organizations when seeking assistance and ask for more information about their hours or changes to their services during the pandemic.


Informed Immigrant “Resources for Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis” verified April 21, 2020 This guide provides state and national resources and a national service directory for undocumented immigrant communities during the coronavirus crisis.
National Legal Directory for Undocumented Communities verified April 21, 2020 Immigration Advocates can help direct you to free or low-cost legal help nationwide. Be sure to connect with the specific organization when seeking assisting and ask for more information about their hours or changes to their services during the pandemic.
Immigrant Workers' Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance verified April 23, 2020 This publication does a great job addressing how immigrant workers must satisfy same basic requirements as other workers to be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI).



Child custody issues

We know many students are also parents, and custody conversations don’t end just because coronavirus has appeared.

How to Handle Child Custody and Visitiation With a High-Risk Child During the Covid-19 Outbreak - NOLO verified March 20, 2020 NOLO has put together this article walking through the legal ramification fo COVID-19 on child visitation and custody. It explicitly explains Emergency Custody Orders that may be useful for parents right now.


LBGTQ+ Resources

A Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender People Navigating COVID-19- TLDEF verified June 2, 2020 TLDEF has prepared Know Your Rights guide for transgender and non-binary people who are grappling with questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues. The guide is available in both English and Español.

General or other questions

COVID-19: The Law and Your Legal Rights During the Coronavirus Outbreak - NOLO verified March 20, 2020 NOLO, an online legal site, has written extensively about the impact of Covid-19 on a wide array of law from business and personal injury, through immigration and evictions. They also cover how to safely communicate with a lawyer during the stay-in orders.

Virtual ABA Free Legal Answers verified April 15, 2020 Free Legal Answers is a free virtual legal advice clinic to increase access to advice and information about non-criminal matters to those who cannot afford it.

Law Help National Directory verified April 15, 2020 This directory helps individuals find free legal aid programs, information, and forms for your state or territory.


Please note: Edquity does not endorse nor is Edquity associated with any business, organization, product or service that is mentioned in these Guides. Edquity is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information provided, which may change over time. We encourage you to contact the business or organization listed to receive the most up-to-date information.


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COVID College Support was curated by Edquity and local student partners to help college students navigate emergencies during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Edquity is an application that supports college students through tough situations, from redirecting them to the right resources to providing emergency funds in times of need.

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