DACA Resources Available to Students

Wed, 6 September, 2017 at 1:43 pm

DACA Resources Available to Students 

DACA Information:
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:

  • USCIS will continue to process all pending INITIAL applications ACCEPTED as of September 5, 2017.
  • USCIS will reject all other new INITIAL applications.
  • USCIS will continue to process all pending RENEWAL applications that have already been filed.
  • USCIS 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.
  • USCIS will reject all INITIAL and RENEWAL applications received after October 5, 2017.

What does 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.

Cañada College Resources
  • DREAM Center is open for students to gather Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • The 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:
    • Wednesday 9/6: 12-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m.
    • Thursday 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.

Additional Resources and Information

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