Consultations and Individual Support


Do you have questions about DACA, TPS, asylum, or other immigration issues? Do you need support navigating an immigration-related question or understanding how your immigration status impacts your interactions with the University?

Meet with Marissa Hill-Dongre, director of the Immigration Response Team. Marissa is an immigration lawyer who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

These appointments are free and private. No records or documents will be kept.

Schedule a consultation by emailing Marissa at [email protected].

Some examples of past topics students have discussed with Marissa include:

  • The process for applying for the Dream Fund
  • DACA filing questions
  • Scholarships available to undocumented and other immigrant students
  • Questions related to Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Enforced Departure, and Humanitarian Parole

Faculty, Staff, and Departments

We are available to talk to you if you are looking for immigration-related legal assistance and need information about where to get help. Please email us at [email protected] to request a consultation.

Financial Support

Students impacted by immigration policy changes can apply for modest grants from The Dream Fund. The donor-supported fund can be used for items such as educational expenses, unexpected medical or dental bills, housing needs, food insecurity, or other extenuating circumstances, like DACA renewal fees.

Immigration Policy Updates

The IRT monitors immigration policy changes and their impacts at the University of Minnesota. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date on these issues.

Request a Presentation

Members of the Immigration Response Team are available to make presentations to groups, units, and committees on various topics related to immigration. Please fill out this request form to get started.

Comment Letters

The IRT submits comment letters on to discuss how immigration policy changes will impact the University of Minnesota. The IRT also provides information (and limited support) to departments, faculty, staff, and students wishing to submit their own comment letters.