DACA Resources Available to Students
On September 5,
2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and
eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half
years. This means that, as of September 5, 2017:
will continue to process all pending INITIAL applications ACCEPTED as of
September 5, 2017.
will reject all other new INITIAL applications.
will continue to process all pending RENEWAL applications that have
already been filed.
will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until October 5,
2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and
March 5, 2018. DACA recipients whose DACA has already expired are no
longer eligible to renew.
will reject all INITIAL and RENEWAL applications received after October 5,
it mean for students?
AB540 and the
California DREAM Act are still in place. They are totally separate from the
federal DACA program. Whether or not you have DACA does not affect your ability
to attend college or apply for or receive state financial aid.
Center is open for students to gather Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Personal Counseling Center (PCC) is offering open hours this week to
support our DACA students. Any student can drop-in the PCC in Building 5,
Room 303 during these times:
9/6: 12-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m.
9/7: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
As always, any
student in urgent need of support will be seen at any time the PCC is open.
More times will be available next week.
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