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.

Monday, October 14: Educational Access

  • Educators: Demystifying Dream Resource Centers: Building Campuswide Support – Breakdown the important benchmarks to initiate or expand strong support services for undocumented students on your campus in order to build a successful program. Webinar: Click to register!
  • Students: Paying for College: Financial Aid & ScholarshipsKnowing how to pay for college is one of the biggest problems that prevent undocumented students from entering or staying in college. Learn how to successfully apply for and receive all financial aid and scholarships for which you are eligible! Webinar: Click to register!
  • YC Campus Activities:
    • Come and Share Your Immigration Story: Stop by EOPS Program (100B)
    • Social Justice Mural: Stop by EOPS Program (100B) to Color a Tile
    • DREAM Act Application Workshop: 2:00-4:00 pm, RM 1131

Tuesday, October 15: Legal Rights

  • Educators: Protecting Student Data: Legal Responsibilities & Connecting Students to Resources Learn from LACCD’s district-wide model about how they safely identify and effectively outreach to all undocumented students while protecting student data. Get tips & tools to implement this on your campus! Webinar: Click to register!
  • Students: Accessing Reputable Legal SupportLearn about the information and tools you can use to explore your immigration options. Get resources on ways you can protect yourself and your family from deportation. Webinar: Click to register!
  • YC Campus Activities:
    • Come and Share Your Immigration Story: Stop by EOPS Program (100B)
    • Social Justice Mural: Stop by EOPS Program (100B) to Color a Tile
    • Know Your Rights Information Booth: 8:00-10:00 am, YC Quad

Wednesday, October 16: Sustainable Funding and Entrepreneurship

    • Educators: Pursuing Sustainable Funding for Undocumented Student Programming – Learn from the strategies two community colleges have used to obtain Equity and AB 19 funds to support new and expanding programming for undocumented students on their campus. Webinar: Click to register!
    • Students: The UndocuHustle: Generating Income, Regardless of Immigration StatusExplore how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and generate income by starting your own business or working a side hustle! Hear testimonies of undocumented youth who have successfully built their careers with or without work authorization. Webinar: Click to register!
  • YC Campus Activities:
    • Come and Share Your Immigration Story: Stop by EOPS Program (100B)
    • Social Justice Mural: Stop by EOPS Program (100B) to Color a Tile 

Thursday, October 17: Mental and Emotional Wellness

    • Educators: Creating Safe Spaces on Campus: UndocuTalks Toolkit Increase the concentric circles of safety and care available for undocumented students on your campus through personal reflection, UndocuTalks, professional development and the new Mental Health Connector, created by Immigrants Rising. Webinar: Click to register!
    • Students: Thriving with Fear & Building ResilienceA panel of undocumented youth leaders share strategies for harnessing fear through art, therapy and resistance. Webinar: Click to register!
  • YC Campus Activities:
    • Speak Your Mind from 2:00-3:00 pm, RM 1013

Friday, October 18: Arts as Activism

    • Educators: Increasing Support for Undocumented Students at the CCCs Training ModuleGet a sneak peek at the brand new system wide training module created by the CCC Dreamers Project to increase support for undocumented students at California Community Colleges. Find out about this easy to access online tool, which is available anytime, to be able to effectively enlist other educators, administrators, and staff on your campus to complete the training. Webinar: Click to register!
    • Students: Healing Through Art: The Emotional Expression of Art in Social JusticeLearn how the undocumented youth movement historically used art and politics together to create activism: an outlet for the expression of the challenges of being undocumented in America. You will also be able to participate in art making! Webinar: Click to register!
  • YC Campus Activities:
    • Presentation of Yuba College Social Justice Mural and Immigration Stories Video

 

 

 

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