YUBA COLLEGE WELCOMES DREAMERS, AB540 and DACA STUDENTS!

Yuba College is committed to creating a safe and open environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

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 4th year, Undocumented Student Action Week, October 19-23, 2020, 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 in solidarity with 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 the California Community League of California (CCLC) Webinars as well as the collaboration between
Woodland Community College and Yuba College DREAM Team.


Kick-Off Event: Chancellor’s Office System Webinar
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Register Now

The California Community College System and its partners will introduce this year’s USAW activities, discuss the 2020 theme, and explain our advocacy actions. This webinar will set the tone for the week and encourage all to participate.
Target audience: UndocuCenter Coordinators/UndocuLiaisons, Student Leaders, Counselors, Administrators, and System Partners


Financial Aid Update
Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register Now

“Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in CA
Target audience: Open to Everyone

YCCD | District DREAM Team
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Woodland Community College and Yuba College President’s Kick-Off Meeting | Join


Policy Update
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 |
 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register Now
“A Conversation on Current State and Federal Immigration Policies”
Target audience: Open to Everyone

Student Track
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register Now

“Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community & Professional Skills”
Target audience: Students

YCCD | District DREAM Team
2:00-3:00 p.m.: Financial Resources | Open to DACA/DREAMERS Only
Presenter: California Human Development Non-Profit Organization & WCC Financial Aid

3:00-4:00 p.m.: Transfer Information | Open to DACA/DREAMERS Only 
Presenter: Dreamer Resource Center at Sacramento State University


Counseling Faculty Track
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register Now

“Equity Beyond A Status, Undocumented Students and How to Serve Them”
Target audience: Faculty Counselors, Career Center Staff, Success Coaches, Transfers Center Staff

Student Track
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register Now

“What’s Next After Community College? Transferring & Workforce Opportunities”
Target audience: Students

YCCD | District DREAM Team
1:00-2:30 p.m.: Know Your Rights Presentation | Open to DACA/DREAMERS Only
Presenter: Jessica Martinez (UC Presidential Public Service Fellow, CRLAF)  
With 20-minute appointment sessions available from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

3:00-4:15 p.m.: Mental & Emotional Wellness | Open to DACA/DREAMERS Only
Presenter: Ventanilla de Services from Health Education Council & UC Davis’ Clinica Tepati


Administrator Track
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register Now

“Undocumented Student Supports: Building Institutional Infrastructure”
Target audience: Administrators and Trustees

Faculty Track
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register Now

“Equitable Classroom Practices”
Target audience: Faculty

YCCD | District DREAM Team
12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.: Demystifying Transfer | Open to DACA/DREAMERS Only
Presenter: Teresita Curiel (Latinx Equity and Success Director, CSU Chico)


UndocuLiaison and Classified Staff Track
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register Now

“Going Viral: Best Practices for Outreaching to Undocumented Students in a Virtual Era”
Target audience: Undocumented Student Center Coordinator/UndocuLiaison, Classified Staff and community members

YCCD | District DREAM Team
12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.: Employee Rights | Open to DACA/DREAMERS Only  
Presenter: Angela Breining (Centro Legal de la Raza in the Workers Right Program)


Saturday, October 24, 2020
YCCD | District DREAM Team
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Dream Act Application Workshop  | Open to DACA/DREAMERS Only 
Presenter: Yuba College Financial Aid Technicians


WHAT IS AB 540?

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.

Please complete the DREAM Act Application before March 2nd!

dream.csac.ca.gov/

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.

The DREAM Team

The Dream Team is a collaborative partnership to support students from the Puente Project, Counseling Department, EOPS Program, and Financial Aid Office.

Rupy Bajwa Sonia Diaz Rupy Bajwa Silvia Nava Anabel Toche
rbajwa@yccd.edu sdiaz@yccd.edu rbajwa@yccd.edu snava@yccd.edu atoche@yccd.edu
ESL/General Counselor Financial Aid Technician ESL/General Counselor EOPS/CARE Specialist Assistant Director, EOPS/CARE

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/LEGAL RESOURCE

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.

RESOURCES FOR STAFF AND FACULTY