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.

Upcoming Events

March 12, 2022 — DREAMers Conference

10am–4pm, Yuba College Theatre Register for this free conference for DREAMers and allies dedicated to ensuring undocumented students can succeed in college, gain valuable career skills, help students realize their natural leadership skills needed across in-demand areas of the workforce.

This event includes free lunch, free books, and a free workshop!

Keynote Speaker: Ovidilio Vasquez
Speaking from real-life experience, Ovidilio Vasquez has worked for global corporations like; Apple, Tesla, Salesforce, and Uber. He is a role model for first-generation college students. Ovi went from being a farm boy raised in a poor village in the sugarcane fields of Central America, to being accepted to Harvard Business School Online. He is the author of six books, including a #1 Best-Seller. He educates and connects with students by sharing his story and insights on how they can succeed in their educational journey. Through social media, Ovi has helped thousands of students nationwide by sharing $1,500,000.00+ in scholarships for minority students. Today, he emerges as one of the most insightful, sought-after bilingual youth leadership speakers of our time.
Conference registration

Meet your DREAM Team

The Dream Team is a collaborative partnership of Yuba College programs supporting undocumented students from the Puente Project, Counseling Department, EOPS Program, Financial Aid Office, and Student Success Division.

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.

Start your DREAM Act Application or visit 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.

Resources for Students and 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 Resources

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.

Free Legal Services now available for Yuba College Students, Staff, Faculty, and their families.

Schedule an Appointment with:
  • Yulisa Ubias (530) 316-4654 or ycastane@yccd.edu
  • Anita Wilks (530) 741-8714 or awilks@yccd.edu

PDF Resources for Staff and Faculty