The Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP) at Rutgers Law School was created as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to serve all of its students.

Led by attorney Jason Hernandez, who has more than five years of experience working at a refugee resettlement and immigration legal service non-profit organization in Philadelphia, RICAP strives to foster a safe environment on campus and to remove barriers to student success by providing immigration legal services. RICAP is available to provide informational “Immigration” and “Know Your Rights” presentations on every Rutgers campus. 

All students currently enrolled at Rutgers are eligible for a free and confidential legal consultation. In some instances, direct representation may be available through RICAP directly or by referral to a reputable attorney.

For questions and appointments, contact RICAP:

Important Updates


If you're seeking an appointment or have a general question, please reach out to us: 
Phone: (856) 225-2302
Fax: (856) 225-6666

For updates and announcements, find us on Instagram at @RU_RICAP.

Rutgers Law School offers additional information and legal assistance for immigrants including information about Knowing Your Rights, what to do if ICE comes to your home, and Power of Attorney documents for parents. Additional legal assistance information can be found here.

Know Your Rights

Conocer Tus Derechos

Rutgers Law School takes a leadership role in educating the public about legal rights, including rights in relation to law enforcement and immigration officials.  

Frequently Asked Questions about Power of Attorney Document (Bilingual)

Power of Attorney Document Spanish/English (Bilingual)

American Civil Liberties Union-NJ Know Your Rights Resources (Bilingual)

Immigration Legal Resource Center Know Your Rights Resources (Bilingual)

Sample SIJS Predicate Order

  • ACLU Resources (English)
  • ACLU Resources (Espanol)