In addition to all the support the Dream Center has to offer, there are many outside services available to undocumented students or students from mixed-status families.
The DACA Assistance Fund is a one-time allocation of $3 million to support students, faculty, and staff across the California Community Colleges to pay for the $495 filing fee.
Who is eligible?
- Dual Enrolled students
- Noncredit students
- Adult education
The Fund supports both first-time applicants as well as those renewing their DACA within 150 days of their permit expiring.
What if the USCIS is not accepting applications at this time?
According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), requests will remain on hold, in "pending" status, while the Southern District of Texas order remains in effect. With respect to individuals who have not yet filed for DACA, under the Court's order, USCIS may continue to accept first-time DACA applications, but may not grant any initial DACA requests at this time. It is unclear whether there is any benefit to applying for initial DACA at this time. Please consult with a licensed immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative for advice on your case.
How to access benefits:
To access benefits from the Community College Immigration Services Project, students, faculty, and staff need to make an appointment with their region's identified host college, which can be found on the Chancellor's Office website.
Eligible individuals from any California Community College can schedule an appointment within their specific region and must choose a college that is closest to them.
For questions regarding eligibility or issues with scheduling, please email Alonso Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I am already working with an organization that is not listed, can I still get assistance?
In order to be eligible to receive assistance with the USCIS filing fee, eligible individuals must use one of the nine legal service providers contracted to provide services under the Community College Immigration Services Project.
Fee Reimbursement Policy
If you filed before connecting with one of the nine chosen legal services providers, you are not eligible to receive a reimbursement of your fees.
- Asian Resources, Inc. – Call (916) 454-1892 or email email@example.com.
- California Family Resource Center – Call (916) 993-7781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- La Familia Counseling Center – Call (916) 452-3601 or email email@example.com.
- Latino Coalition for a Healthy California – Call (916) 448-3234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NorCal Resist – Call (916) 382-0256 or email email@example.com.
- Sacramento Covered – Call (916) 414-8333.
- Sacramento State Dreamer Resource Center – Call (916) 278-7241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UCD AB 540 & Undocumented Center – Call (530) 752-9538 or email email@example.com.
Call Sacramento Rapid Response Network at (916) 245-6773 to report ICE activity.
Download our informational flyer: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Just Showed Up! Now What?.
- 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.
The following websites provide information on scholarships open to undocumented students.
- Los Rios Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
- The DREAM.US
- 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
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