Dreamers @ LPC
Welcome to the Las Positas College Undocumented, DACA and AB 540 Students’ Resources site.
We developed this site to provide resources and support for Dreamers @ LPC. On December 5, 2017 the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees approved the Las Positas College Joint Resolution that designated LPC a “sanctuary campus.” The administrators, faculty, and staff firmly believe that all students belong at LPC and should be supported in their educational pursuits.
JUNE 18, 2020 DAca - the big picture
We are thrilled by the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the continuation of the DACA program, which will allow for a more certain future in the U.S. for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. This victory was made possible because of the courageous organizing of thousands of undocumented youth nationwide, who made visible the positive impact that DACA has had on our entire country. We congratulate them and celebrate this victory with them.
While this decision is certainly a win, DACA was never intended to be a long-term solution and the majority of undocumented youth today are not eligible for the protections and opportunities afforded by the DACA program. We urge Congress to pass immigration reform that will enable undocumented youth and their families to thrive in the United States.
With or without DACA, undocumented young people are a beautiful, vibrant force in
our culture, economy, and society.
-Katharine Gin, Executive Director at Immigrants Rising
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The decision restores the DACA program completely. Both initial and renewal applications should be accepted by USCIS.
Current DACA Recipients
- Can continue to apply to renew their DACA
- DACA protections and benefits continue (ex.deportation protection and work permits)
New DACA Applicants
- Initial DACA applications will now be accepted for those who meet the eligibility requirements (we have not heard any information from the USCIS yet)
- It is still unclear whether DACA recipients will be able to travel outside of the United States with Advance Parole.
You should talk with a trusted legal service provider before you apply or renew your DACA or decide to travel outside of the United States.
I HAVE DACA. WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Get an immigration screening. Use Immigrants Rising’s Immigration Legal Intake Service to see if you may be eligible for a permanent immigration option.
WHAT CAN ALLIES DO?
Donate to a DACA renewal fund. The cost to renew DACA is $495. Donate to help ensure people don’t miss out on the opportunity to renew. You can donate at www.DACARenewalFund.com or FWD’s GoFundMe Hub.
Check-in on DACA recipients and other immigrants.These communities need to know we have their backs.
Take care of yourself and reach out for support. Take a break from social media and reach out to those in your support system to share how you’re feeling. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, text HOME to 741741 or call 1-800-273-8255. Both services are free and available 24/7
We know this is a lot to take in. We want you to know that Immigrants Rising is committed to fighting alongside you and other undocumented young people.
Please visit https://immigrantsrising.org/daca-updates/ for more information!
Official Statements of Support
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
- Letter from Interim President (pdf)
- CLPCCD Chancellor’s statement (pdf)
- Joint Resolution on Las Positas College as a Sanctuary Campus (pdf)
- Chabot-Las Positas Community College - Commitment to Undocumented Students
California Community College Chancellor’s Office
- Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement about Action to End DACA (pdf)
- Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Letter to the Field about CCC Response to End of DACA (pdf)
- Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces DACA Advocacy Week, October 16 - 18 (pdf)
- California Community Colleges Board of Governors Calls on Congress to Preserve DACA (pdf)
- CCC/UC/CSU Statement on Preserving DACA (pdf)