Dreamers @ LPC
- Dreamers @ LPC Home
- In-state Tuition vs. Dream Act vs. DACA
- Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month 2020
- New Student Checklist for Dreamers
- Official Statements of Support
- Scholarships & Opportunities
- Student Club: Dreamers Thriving, Not Surviving
- Student Resources
- UndocuAlly Resources
- UndocuAlly Task Force Mission Statement
- UndocuAlly Task Force Accomplishments
- Undocumented Student Action Week
- Who You Can Talk To
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.
Events and News
CSM Summer Legal Immigration Services Q&A | July 27th @ 4 PM
Join the SMCCCD Dream Centers for a Legal Q&A session with Immigration Institute of
the Bay Area (IIBA). Ask them legal questions anonymously about important immigration
updates, and learn about different immigration programs. This event is open to the
Math Faculty and Co-Chair of the UndocuAlly Task Force
Puente Counselor and Chair of the UndocuAlly Task Force
DECEMBER 8, 2020
On Friday, December 4, 2020, a New York judge ordered the federal government to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to its original state.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The decision restores the DACA program completely. Initial, renewal, and Advance Parole applications will be accepted by USCIS.
Current or Former DACA Recipients
- Can continue to apply to renew their DACA
- DACA protections and benefits will continue (ex. deportation protection and work permits)
- Who were issued a 1-year work permit in the last year, will be automatically extended by USCIS to 2-years.
New DACA Applicants
- Who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the initial DACA application. Check out our Steps to Apply for DACA for the First Time to learn more.
- DACA recipients are able to apply for permission to travel outside of the United States
for specific reasons. Advance Parole will only be granted for humanitarian, educational,
and employment purposes. Below are examples of each purpose:
- Humanitarian: travel to visit a sick relative, medical assistance, funeral services, other urgent family-related matters
- Educational: study abroad programs through school or academic research
- Work: conferences and trainings, meetings, overseas assignments, and meetings
- IMPORTANT: Advance Parole application must be approved BEFORE traveling outside of the U.S. Being granted Advance Parole does not guarantee re-entry. It is important that you speak with an immigration attorney to understand your situation before traveling outside of the U.S.
- Please also keep in mind that there are travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For frequently asked questions regarding these changes, click here.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Get an immigration screening. 1 in 4 DACA recipients we’ve screened were eligible for a permanent immigration option. Use our Immigration Legal Intake Service to learn about your immigration options.
Take Action. DACA was never intended to be a long-term solution and the majority of undocumented people are not eligible for the protections and opportunities afforded by the DACA program. Reach out to your representatives in Congress to urge them to pass immigration reform that will enable undocumented youth and their families to thrive in the United States.
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!