YUBA COLLEGE WELCOMES DREAMERS, AB540 and DACA STUDENTS!
Serving the largest number of undocumented students in the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving ALL students, regardless of immigration status.
In its 5th year, Undocumented Student Action Week, October 18-22, 2021, is a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. During the week, California’s community colleges are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts for undocumented students throughout the state.
Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) is a statewide effort led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Community College League of California (League), the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC), Immigrants Rising, California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the California Undocumented Higher Education Coalition, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC). Action Week Partners have developed a toolkit to support colleges with virtual events throughout the week.
Join Yuba College in collaboration with Woodland Community Community College for a week of virtual workshops dedicated to assisting undocumented students:
The DREAM Team
The Dream Team is a collaborative partnership to support undocumented students from the Puente Project, Counseling Department, EOPS Program, Financial Aid Office, and Student Success Division.
Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) is a law that was passed in 2001 that allows undocumented students who meet certain requirements to pay resident instead of non-resident tuition fees in California public colleges and universities.
WHAT IS THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT?
The California Dream Act refers to Assembly Bill 130 & 131 that passed through California legislature in 2011. AB 130 & 131 enabled eligible undocumented students to receive state-funded financial aid and privately funded scholarships. The California Dream Act has nothing to do with immigration or pathway to citizenship. It is only for the purposes of receiving state financial aid.
WHAT IS DACA?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an executive order by the Obama Administration announced in 2012, which grants undocumented youth recipients a social security number, work authorization & driver license/identification. DACA does not currently provide a long-term pathway to citizenship.
- As a DACA student, will I be allowed to stay enrolled at Yuba College?
Yes. All students are welcome at Yuba College as we have an open admissions policy.
- I’m a DACA student and I receive the California Dream Act, will I still receive my financial aid if DACA ends?
Yes, Click here for a helpful infographic.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) E4FC engages a diverse coalition of undocumented young people and allies who are committed to building lasting relationships that meaningfully impact the lives of undocumented young people. Please visit: https://www.e4fc.org/
- United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. Please visit: https://unitedwedream.org/
- California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) houses the California Dream Act Application which allows undocumented students enrolled in eligible California Colleges, Universities, and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. CSAC also provides additional information and resources about the CA Dream Act. Please visit https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading 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. Please visit https://www.maldef.org/
Immigration laws are complex, subject to change, and broad in their interpretation. Specific immigration questions should be referred to immigration attorneys. The following links may be helpful.
- California Rural Legal Assistance: https://www.crla.org/
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center: https://www.ilrc.org/
- Red Cards: https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards
- National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/
- Know Your Rights: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Rights-No-Matter-Who-Is-Pres-2016-11-10.pdf
- Information Regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca
RESOURCES FOR STAFF AND FACULTY
- Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth https://e4fc.org/images/USED_ResourceGuide.pdf
- Help for Immigrant Families: Guidance for Schools https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/school_resource_v3.pdf
- Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students https://e4fc.org/images/E4FC_EducatorTop10.pdf
- Undocucollege Guide & Equity Tool https://e4fc.org/images/UndocuCollegeGuideIndex_Final.pdf
- Educators United to Protect Immigrants and Refugees https://actionnetwork.org/forms/educators-united-to-protect-immigrants-and-refugees
- CDE & CSAC Joint Announcement on DREAM Act PDF
- 10 Things you need to know about the California Dream Act https://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/10_things_you_need_to_dream_act.pdf