CA State Laws Concerning Attending Colleges and Universities

Many students are worried they can not attend college after the election.

California state laws like AB540, AB2000, and the CA Dream Act, that help undocumented students, are still in place.  These laws are not affected by the 2016 election since they were passed under state legislation and not federal legislation.  This means that undocumented students who qualify under these laws can still attend California public colleges and universities and qualify to receive financial aid under the CA Dream Act.

For more information about these laws and other laws affecting Dream students and immigrants in CA please visit the Dream Outreach Center.

Presidential Executive Order

Understanding Trump's Executive Order Affecting Deportations & "Sanctuary" Cities by the National Immigration Law Center

AB 60 - Drivers Licenses (Licencias Para Conducir)

Know Your Rights - AB60 After the Election
Conoce Tus Derechos - AB60 Despues de las Elecciones (SPANISH)

DACA Updates

See our Home Page regarding the latest updates at

Money on the Table: The Economic Cost of Ending DACA
DACA and Driver's Licenses

Community Information

Please refer to the following information regarding what we know at this point on issues concerning our Dream students.  Information is subject to change and will be updated as soon as we get any updates.

Immigrant Rights - FAQs for Students, Educators & Social Service Providers (MALDEF)
Post Election Community Info (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
Post Election Community Info (SPANISH)
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

Red Cards

Red Card Information (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
Red Card Artwork (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)

Know Your Rights - Protect Yourself

Know Your Rights and Families
Derechos de los Inmigrantes - Know Your Rights (SPANISH)

Everyone Has Certain Basic Rights by the National Immigration Law Center - contains info card to hand to an officer.

Family Preparedness Plan

"Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan.  White it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected." - Immigrant Legal Resource Center.  Below please see the plans that can help you prepare.

Family Preparedness Plan
Plan Familiar En Caso de Emergencia (SPANISH)

List of Service Providers

If you would like to contact any local non-profit organization that provides assistance with a variety of immigration services, please refer to the following list.

Central Valley Immigration Integration Collaborative ENGLISH
Central Valley Immigration Integration Collaborative SPANISH

Beyond Deferred Action - Long Term Immigration Remedies

The following document is a great resource to understand the ways undocumented students (or their family members) can adjust their status.  This is a helpful guide for students, staff, faculty, and anyone interested in helping undocumented individuals.  The material can be found through Educators 4 Fair Consideration.

E4FC - Beyond Deferred Action

Dream Success Center Is Here to Assist

The Dream Success Center stands in solidarity with our Dream students.  If you have any questions, concerns, or don't know where to go for assistance please contact us at 559.278.1554.  We can help by referring you to places and people that know how to assist based on your own situation.