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.
For student assistants and community members interested in participating in Dream Success Center's Undocu-Ally trainings, please email Gaby Encinas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 & Travel
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?
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
Know Your Rights When Asked About Immigration Status
Family Preparedness Plan
Download Notifica app
Notifica helps immigrants prepare for possible interaction with deportation agents, build their own Defense Network by adding family members, lawyers and local community groups, and send secure alerts just by pressing a button before the interaction. Text NOTIFICA to 877877 to download the app.
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
- Share and connect student to resources
Help support undocumented immigrants
Beyond Deferred Action- Long Term Immigration Remedies
Learn about all the legal options available for your situation.
Find out if you qualify for in-state tuition in California.
Learn about options for gaining longer-term status and categories that might work for you now, or in the future. This guide is not intended as legal advice, but as an informational resource for options that could be explored further with competent, accredited legal service providers.
Higher Education Resources for Students and Educators
Campus Resources for Undocumented Students (California) Use the interactive map below to find information about campus centers for undocumented students, support programs, website addresses with relevant information, and contact information of undocumented allies/liaisons. This information is critical to improve access and success for undocumented students in higher education.
UndocuAllies by Department
|Accounting Services||Staff||Evangelina Owensemail@example.com|
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Ricardo Andradefirstname.lastname@example.org
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Maribel Oleaemail@example.com|
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Pang Thaofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Career Development Center, College of Health and Human Services||Staff||Johana Arellano Guzmanemail@example.com|
|Advising & Career Development Center, College of Health and Human Services||Staff||Chris Beckfirstname.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||Krista Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Support Center, College of Arts and Humanities||Staff||Felicia Salcidoemail@example.com|
|Advising & Resources Center, College of Science and Mathematics||Staff||Stephanie Covacevichfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Resources Center, College of Science and Mathematics||Staff||Maipahoua Xiongemail@example.com|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff, Administrative Assistant||Alexandra Beatrice Zentherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff||Joseph Escotoemail@example.com|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff||Sonya Penafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, Craig School of Business||Staff||Robin Harperemail@example.com|
|Advising Center, Craig School of Business||Staff||Liliana M. Oceguerafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, Craig School of Business||Staff||Danielle Quirogaemail@example.com|
|Anthropology Department||Faculty||Dvera Saxtonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Articulation (University Registrar)||Staff||Erica Lassenemail@example.com|
|CalState TEACH||Staff||Maria Rodriguez Saavedrafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Career Development Center||Staff||Nora Diazemail@example.com|
|Chicano and Latin American Studies Department||Faculty, Chair||Cristina Herrerafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Child and Family Science||Faculty||Jessica McKenzieemail@example.com|
|College of Science and Mathematics||Staff, Administrative Support Coordinator||Cecy Beltranfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Social Sciences||Faculty, Associate Dean||Bernadette Muscatemail@example.com|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Elise Barbafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department||Faculty||Diane Blairemail@example.com|
|Communication Department||Faculty||Sergio Juarezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Judith Scottemail@example.com|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Christina Michelle Wellsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department/Continuing and Global Education||Faculty, Staff||Tom Boroujeniemail@example.com|
|Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) Department||Staff, Administrative Assistant||April Cardielfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) Department||Faculty||Dominiqua Griffinemail@example.com|
|Criminology Department||Staff||Angelica Miramontesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cross Cultural and Gender Center||Staff||Deyanire Del Toroemail@example.com|
|Cross Cultural and Gender Center||Staff, Coordinator||Shimel Her Saychoufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Curriculum and Instruction (CI)||Staff||Brenna Barksemail@example.com|
|Dean of Students Office||Staff, Director||Tanis Matlockfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Division of Research and Graduate Studies||Staff||Sandra Brookeemail@example.com|
|Division of Research and Graduate Studies||Staff||Rodrigo Gomezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)||Staff||Judy Clementsemail@example.com|
|Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)||Staff||Angelica Robles-Trinhfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Department||Staff||Lisa Galvezemail@example.com|
|English Department||Faculty, Chair||Kathleen Godfreyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Department||Faculty||Ruth Y. Jenkinsemail@example.com|
|English Department||Faculty||Brynn Noelle Saitofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Writing Center||Staff||Adrian Carliemail@example.com|
|Fresno Family Counseling Center||Faculty, Associate Director||Maira Hernandezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Geography and City and Regional Planning||Staff||Chelsea Beesonemail@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|
|Mechanical Engineering Department||Staff||Nimat Davisemail@example.com|
|Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures||Staff||Vanessa Navarrofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Modern & Classical Languages and Literatures Department||Part-Time Faculty||Isolina Sandsemail@example.com|
|Money Management Center||Staff||Charah Colemanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE)||Staff||Azucena Gutierrezemail@example.com|
|Outreach and Special Programs||Staff||Angie Iribefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Philosophy Department||Faculty||Aldea R. Mulhernemail@example.com|
|Psychology Department||Staff||Selina Pichardofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Psychology Department||Faculty||Rosa Toroemail@example.com|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Veronica Aguilarfirstname.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|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Anna Moralesemail@example.com|
|Social Work Education Department||Staff||Claudia Cejafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Ruth Avilaemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Graduate Assistant||Devin Blaggfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Zenaida Cruzemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Diana Karageozianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Mindy Katesemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff, Coordinator||Kathleen A. Yarmofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Graduate Assistant||Gilbert Falconemail@example.com|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Staff||Sophie Karasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Staff, Administrative Coordinator||Elisa Michelle Ramosemail@example.com|
|Theater Arts Department||Faculty||Andrew J Waldronfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TRiO Central California Educational Opportunity Center||Staff||Art Motaemail@example.com|
|TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSSP)||Staff, Director||Eluterio Escamillafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TRiO Student Support Services- Disabilities||Staff, Director||Luis Floresemail@example.com|
|TRiO Student Support Services- Disabilities||Staff||Alondra Martinezfirstname.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|
|Undergraduate Degree Evaluations (University Registrar)||Staff, Coordinator||Estella Gonzalezemail@example.com|
|Undergraduate Degree Evaluations (University Registrar)||Staff||Leticia Herrerafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Kathryn Ann Dunbaremail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Ashley Fagundesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Kathleen Mary Molinaemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Monica Olmedofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Perla Sarahi Perez-Macielemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||David Yangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Registrar||Staff||Lety Saavedraemail@example.com|
|Veterans Services/University Registrar||Staff, Director, Registrar||Laura Yagerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women's Studies Program||Staff||Jeremy Alvarezemail@example.com|