A few years ago I worked with our CUNY Citizenship head, Allan Wernick (who also does a column on immigration matters for the Daily News):

http://allanwernick.com/

I am now out of touch with the rapidly changing details.  But I am aware from queries from my students what a mess things are for many of them who have arrived in this country in good faith as refugees, students, or with families as young children.  Many talented people are being lost to us because of this chaos.  One of our best at Brooklyn College, Neemarie Alam, who was fully Americanized with younger siblings born as American citizens finally led her parents (both valuable doctors qualified to practice here) to Canada where they have reestablished their lives:

http://www.bloggernews.net/2006/03/brutal-treatment-of-muslim-detainees.html

The web site below gives several of our principal CUNY counseling centers which should be available for phone calls as is Allan Wernick listed above when not otherwise too busy:

http://portal.cuny.edu/portal/site/cuny/index.jsp?epi-content=GENERIC&epiproxymethod=get&viewID=epiproxybanner&beanID=965289823&epiproxyrealurl=http://www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/content/immigration/citizenshipnow2.html

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