The Dream Success Center will be hosting every semester a TWO-PART training for faculty, staff, administrators and peers.
- Increase your knowledge and effectiveness to serve undocumented students.
- Awareness of the needs, concerns, challenges, and opportunities of undocumented students.
- Create a welcoming and supportive environment to facilitate undocumented student integration and academic success.
Part 1 Learning Modules
Most Undocumented Students
- Have lived in the United States most of their lives.
- Have learned English.
- Have attended elementary, middle, and high school in the United States.
- Have completed high school and want to pursue a college education.
- Currently, lack a way to become legal residents or citizens of the U.S.
Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America by Roberto G. Gonzalez
U.S. Immigration System
Who is an Unauthorized Immigrant?
- Unauthorized immigrant- foreign-born non-citizens residing in the country who are not legal immigrants. Can also be referred as Undocumented Immigrant.
- Entered the country:
- Without valid documents, or
- Arrived with valid visas but stayed past their visa expiration date
Source: Pew Hispanic Center
AB60 Drivers Licenses
CA passed AB 60- drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants
DACA and Employment
What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
Executive Order signed on June 15, 2012.
It is relief from deportation and provides a work permit for a 2-year period that can be renewed.
It is NOT a legalization program, a path to citizenship, or a permanent residency (green card).
Work permits remain valid until expiration date-no need to update with employer unless they ask. Your employer cannot ask you about DACA or your immigration status.
Why Allies Matter
Supporting Undocumented Students
Tips for Allies
- For those who have DACA, must continue to renew (within 6 months of expiration)
Part 2 Learning Modules
Life as an Undocumented Child
What is it like to grow up as an undocumented youth in America?
Short Film: I Was Born in Mexico But...(2013)
CA Laws Impacting College Attainment
California Nonresident Tuition Exemption
AB 540/ AB 2000/ SB 68 Eligibility
K-12 attendance in CA for 3 or more years.
Graduation from a CA High School or GED
Registration as an entering student at an accredited institution of higher education in CA.
File an affitdavit with the institution
Expansion of AB 540/AB 2000 through SB 68
CA Dream Act
AB 130-Authorizes AB 540/AB 2000 students to apply for UC, CSU, CCC administered scholarships
AB 131-Authorizes AB 540/AB 2000 students to apply for state aid (CA Promise Grant (formally known as BOG) & Cal Grants)
SB 1210- CA Dream Loan Program for AB 540 students in CA public universities
More information visit:
Financial Aid--Barriers/Challenges and Opportunities
Students need to fill out the proper financial aid application on time -CA Dream Act application. Never fill out FAFSA!
Fill out application correctly the first time.
Verification process for Financial Aid -Selective Service for males and GPA verification
Management of different sites: CA Dream Act, Web Grant Page (CA Student Aid Commission), and My Fresno State Student Portal
Transfer students may: Not know the financial aid process, miss application deadline, have already exhausted their funding by the time they transfer to a 4-year institution.
Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) both institutional and CA Student Aid Commission criteria.
Helpful Tips as you Advice Students
- Developing a graduation plan "My Degree Plan" is key
- If a student discloses, always ask: 1) How much financial aid eligibility do you have left? 2) Refer to the Dream Success Center
- In advising notes on Bulldog Connect-do not disclose student's immigration status
Life After Undergrad: Career and Graduate School
Know Your Rights
ACLU We Have Rights: When ICE is Outside Our Doors (English)
ACLU We Have Rights: In Our Communities, In Our Streets (English)
ACLU We Have Rights If ICE Arrests Us (English)
Know Your Rights When Asked About Immigration Status
Undocumented Americans: Inside the Immigration Debate
Ways to Support Undocumented Students
- Engage with an open mind
- Create a Safe Space-A place of trust
- Be mindful of language; say "undocumented" rather than "illegal" and avoid terms like "alien" or "illegal immigration"
- Do all you can to identify YOURSELF as an ally/supporter
UndocuAllies by Department
|Accounting Services||Staff||Evangelina Owensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Ricardo Andradeemail@example.com
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Maribel Oleafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Pang Thaoemail@example.com|
|Advising & Career Development Center, College of Health and Human Services||Staff, Coordinator||Estella Gonzalezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Career Development Center, Jordan College||Graduate Assistant||Jessica Jocelyn Loeraemail@example.com|
|Advising & Career Development Center, Jordan College||Graduate Assistant||Ivette Ruizfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Support Center, College of Arts and Humanities||Staff||Nadia Dwidaremail@example.com|
|Advising & Support Center, College of Arts and Humanities||Staff||Felicia Salcidofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Resources Center, College of Science and Mathematics||Staff||Stephanie Covacevichemail@example.com|
|Advising & Resources Center, College of Science and Mathematics||Staff||Maipahoua Xiongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff, Administrative Assistant||Alexandra Beatrice Zentheremail@example.com|
|Advising Center, Craig School of Business||Staff||Liliana M. Oceguerafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anthropology Department||Faculty||Dvera Saxtonemail@example.com|
|Career Development Center||Staff||Nora Diazfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chicano and Latin American Studies Department||Faculty, Chair||Cristina Herreraemail@example.com|
|Child and Family Science||Faculty||Jessica McKenziefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Science and Mathematics||Staff, Administrative Support Coordinator||Cecy Beltranemail@example.com|
|College of Social Sciences||Faculty, Associate Dean||Bernadette Muscatfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Elise Barbaemail@example.com|
|Communication Department/Continuing and Global Education||Faculty, Staff||Tom Boroujenifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Judith Scottemail@example.com|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Christina Michelle Wellsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) Department||Staff, Administrative Assistant||April Cardielemail@example.com|
|Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) Department||Faculty||Dominiqua Griffinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Curriculum and Instruction (CI)||Staff||Brenna Barksemail@example.com|
|Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)||Staff||Judy Clementsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)||Staff||Angelica Robles-Trinhemail@example.com|
|English Department||Staff||Lisa Galvezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Department||Faculty, Chair||Kathleen Godfreyemail@example.com|
|English Department||Faculty||Ruth Y. Jenkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Department||Faculty||Brynn Noelle Saitoemail@example.com|
|English Writing Center||Staff||Adrian Carlifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fresno Family Counseling Center||Faculty, Associate Director||Maira Hernandezemail@example.com|
|Media, Communications & Journalism||Faculty||Adan Avalosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Media, Communications & Journalism||Part-Time Faculty||Marietta Dalpezemail@example.com|
|Media, Communications & Journalism||Part-Time Faculty||Kelley McCoyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Modern & Classical Languages and Literatures Department||Part-Time Faculty||Isolina Sandsemail@example.com|
|Outreach and Special Programs||Staff||Angie Iribefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Philosophy Department||Faculty||Aldea R. Mulhernemail@example.com|
|Psychology Department||Faculty||Rosa Torofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Carlos Manuel Diazemail@example.com|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Belen Marquezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Work Education Department||Staff||Claudia Cejaemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Ruth Avilafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Graduate Assistant||Devin Blaggemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Zenaida Cruzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Diana Karageozianemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Mindy Katesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff, Coordinator||Kathleen A. Yarmoemail@example.com|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Graduate Assistant||Gilbert Falconfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Staff||Sophie Karasemail@example.com|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Graduate Assistant||Camerina Moralesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Staff, Administrative Coordinator||Elisa Michelle Ramosemail@example.com|
|SupportNet||Graduate Assistant||Alexus Rodriguezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theater Arts Department||Faculty||Andrew J Waldronemail@example.com|
|TRiO Student Support Services- Disabilities||Staff, Director||Luis Floresfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TRiO Student Support Services-Disabilities||Staff||Connie Vangemail@example.com|
|Undergraduate Degree Evaluations (University Registrar)||Staff||Mai T. Changfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Kathryn Ann Dunbaremail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Ashley Fagundesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Graduate Assistant||Angelica Lopezemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Kathleen Mary Molinafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Monica Olmedoemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Perla Sarahi Perez-Macielfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||David Yangemail@example.com|
|Veterans Services/University Registrar||Staff, Director, Registrar||Laura Yagerfirstname.lastname@example.org|