Los Rios Community College District Dreamers Website
Los Rios supports all of our students and their dreams. Visit our Dreamers website for access to a variety of resources from experts throughout the region and the country.
General Information on Rights
The ACLU website Know Your Rights: Discrimination Against Immigrants and Muslims provides information for individuals who may be stopped by police or other state agents (in multiple languages).
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center document Know Your Rights & What Immigrant Families Should Know (PDF) provides general information on both rights and how families can prepare.
California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) is a nonprofit legal service program created to help California's low-income individuals and communities representing all types of individuals and communities.
Immigration Advocates Network maintains a national directory of more than 950 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states.
Immigration Law Help is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) works with and educated immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is a Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the law firm of the Latino community, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
The National Immigrant Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Opening Doors empowers refugees, immigrants, human trafficking survivors, and underserved Sacramento area residents to achieve self-sufficiency by accessing opportunities to mainstream economic and social systems.
The following websites provide information on scholarships open to undocumented students.
- Los Rios Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
- The DREAM.US
- Undocuscholars – Scholarships
- My Undocumented Life – Scholarships
- MALDEF Scholarship Resources
- Immigrants Rising – Scholarships
This is a helpful tool to help students find scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship. Criteria can vary, but the common denominator is that a social security number and proof of citizenship or legal residency is not required to apply or receive the scholarship
Immigrants Rising empowers undocumented young people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States by addressing the holistic needs of undocumented young people through direct support, leadership and career development, community outreach and education, and advocacy.
- Selective Service and the CA Dream Act: Information provided for students on recommendations and tips on how to fill out and submit your Selective Service Form.
- Students Selected for Income Verification: This sheet provides Information about the required steps on how to verify your income for the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Students are selected at random and if you are selected, you must submit the documents requested.
- Mix-Status Households: Mix-Status Students (student who is a citizen or legal permanent resident, but whose parents are undocumented) should follow specific steps when filing their FAFSA in order to receive state-based and federal aid.
- CA Dream Act and Cal-Grant Checklist: These checklists help students identify the necessary steps and important dates to apply to the CA Dream Act and Cal Grants.
My Undocumented Life provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. The organization posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more.
Things I’ll Never Say is an online platform for undocumented young people across the country to create their own immigration narratives by boldly sharing personal experiences through writing, video, audio, art, comics, photography, and other creative media.
|CRC Policy||Cosumnes River College will not release any personally identifiable student information, including any data related to immigration status, without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.|
|College Eligibility||The CCCs, CSUs & UCs are open to all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission, regardless of immigration status.|
|Financial Aid Benefits||Students can be confident that based on federal and state law, any information they submit on their college admission and/or financial aid applications will not put themselves or their families at risk.|
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