Resources for Undocumented, AB540, and DACA Students
IMPORTANT: OCTOBER 5, 2017 IS A CRITICAL DEADLINE FOR DACA RENEWALS.
On September 5, 2017 the Trump Administration announced the rescission of the DACA program. Part of the announcement included that any current DACA recipient whose DACA expires before March 5, 2018, CAN renew their DACA. The deadline to renew is October 5, 2017.
Here are FIVE THINGS TO KNOW about the Trump Administration's decision on DACA:
- If you are already enrolled in DACA, your work permit and protection from deportation will remain in effect until they were scheduled to expire – generally two years after you enrolled.
- No new applications for DACA are being accepted.
- All pending applications for DACA will be considered on a case-by-case basis, provided they were submitted by Sept. 5, 2017.
- Pending requests for renewal will be considered on a case-by-case basis if they were submitted by Sept. 5. People with DACA permits that expire before March 6, 2018 have until Oct. 5 to apply for renewal. No requests for renewal will be accepted after Oct. 5.
- No new applications for international travel by DACA recipients will be considered.
And here are TWO MORE IMPORTANT POINTS:
- DACA is a federal program that does not affect your eligibility to attend any community college in California. It also doesn't affect your ability to qualify under AB 540 for exemption from non-resident tuition, or to apply for state financial aid under the California Dream Act.
- "The California Community Colleges remain committed to serving all students, regardless of immigration status and to providing safe and welcoming environments in which to learn. We will do all within our power to assist students affected by this decision..."
– Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges.
Additional information, events, referrals, resources:
Statements of Support
- NOCCCD Resolution No. 16/17-18, Support for Students and Privacy of Student Records
- Statement of Support from NOCCCD Chancellor Dr. Cheryl Marshall
- Statement of Support from NOCE Provost Valentina Purtell
- California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Statement of Values and Commitment to Undocumented Students: December 5, 2016
- California Community Colleges Join UC and CSU to Ask President-elect Trump to Preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: November 29, 2016 (DACA)
- CCLC statement
- DACA legal memo from CCCO
- PACKET on HOW TO APPLY FOR DACA provided by OCCORD
- PACKET on FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE provided by the Public Law Center
- Scholarship Application to cover the cost of DACA renewal
- Resources for Undocumented Students: California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
- Frequently Asked Questions on Rescission of DACA: US Department of Homeland Security
- Know Your Rights: Link to the national immigration law center
- What do I need to know about the end of DACA: Immigration Legal Resource Center
- Know Your Rights – Wallet Card
- Conozca Sus Derechos
- Resource to answer immediate questions related to DACA, health care, legal assistance, driver’s license from the California Policy Immigrant Center (CIPC) Resource Guide: Defending Immigrant Youth Post DACA
- Facts about immigration from Define American website
- DACA fact sheet from Define American
- End of DACA FAQs - English: Immigration Legal Resource Center
- End of DACA FAQs - Spanish: Immigration Legal Resource Center
- Family Preparedness Plan: Immigration Legal Resource Center
- DACA and Employment: The National Immigration Law Center
- Crimes and DACA Renewals: Immigration Legal Resource Center
Local Events Providing Information, Assistance
- There will be two DACA clinics co-hosted with Orange County Immigrant Youth United and legal experts on Sept. 15 and 22. The Sept. 15 clinic will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at Fullerton College in Rooms 224-226 and the program will be repeated on Sept. 22 at Fullerton College in Room 226 from 2:30 to 9 p.m. and in Room 228 from 1 to 9 p.m. The clinics are open to the public.
- On Monday, Sept. 18, lawyers from the Public Law Center will lead a presentation in the Wilshire Theatre from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is open to the public.
DACA Community Forums – hosted by Anaheim Union High School District – interpreter services provided