DACA Response Resources for Educators

Downloadable poster available at: http://www.nea.org/home/immigration.html

Hi All–Thanks for coming to visit in search of resources to support our immigrant communities and families.  Just as note–the top set of resources is Southern California regional. If you are looking for general educational resources, particularly outside of SoCal, scroll down to the Educational Resources links.  Thanks. –Betina

**An updated DACA Informational Packet full of resources, compiled by Mt. San Antonio College Dream Program**

A summary of key points of the Department of Homeland Security Memo regarding the DACA sunset period is below:

  • USCIS won’t consider NEW applications for DACA dated after Sept. 5, 2017.
  • DACA applications filed before Sept. 5, 2017 that arePENDINGwill continue to be adjudicated.
  • USCIS will adjudicate on an individual, case by case basis any DACA RENEWALpermit expiring between now and March 5, 2018. That application must be submitted by Oct. 5, 2017.
  • USCIS will not terminate the grants previously issued DACA or revoke Employment Authorization documents for the remaining duration of their validity periods.
  • USCIS will not approve any new I-131 Travel Documents, but will honor continued validity of those previously granted. Will administratively close all pending I-131 applications and refund all associated fees.

For Support with DACA Renewal (So Cal regional): 

  1. 9/08/2017 to 10/05/2017– Please call World Relief Garden Grove for DACA renewal appointments. (714) 210-4730 x9. Individual appointments: Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Click here, to view further details of what to bring to your appointment.
  2. 9/08/2017 to 10/05/2017- Please call Catholic Charities of Orange County for DACA renewal appointments.  Individual appointments: Monday-SATURDAY 9:00am-5:00pm as available. Consultation for other forms of immigration relief available. 714-347-9610 OR 714-347-9606  CCOCIMMIGRATION@CCOC.ORG. Click here, to view flyer with more details. Click here, to view Spanish flyer.
  3. 9/08/2017 to 10/05/2017 – Please call Public Law Center for DACA renewal assistance.  Please call to make an appointment at: 714-541-1010 x332 or email lrosas@publicalawcenter.orgorfrodriguez@publiclawcenter.org. PLC is located at 601 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, Ca 92701. PLC is also having immigration clinics in-house on Thursdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Click here, to view flyer.
  4. 9/08/2017 to 10/05/2017 – Please contact Korean Community Services for DACA renewal assistance at 7212 Orangethorpe Avenue #8 Buena Park, CA 92621.  You need to make an appointment at 714-449-1125
  5. 9/08/2017 to 10/05/2017 – Please contact Asian American Advancing Justice Orange County for DACA renewal assistance at 1626 E. Fourth Street Santa Ana, CA 92701.  Please call to make an appointment at 714-587-2050 x2.
  6. 9/13/2017; 9/20/2017; 9/21/17: September 13, 2017 DACA Renewal Assistance at the Mexican Consulate in collaboration with World Relief 9:00am-1:30pm 2100 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Click here, to view flyer.  Please call to make an appointment at (714) 835-3069 ext. 4956.
  7. 9/15/2017: September 15, 2017 DACA Renewal Assistance at the Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Office (Appointments at 9am & 1pm) 1530 James M. Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015.  Click here to view flyer.  Please call (213) 251-3529 to make an appointment.
  8. 9/27/2017: September 27, 2017 Immigration Clinic and DACA Renewal Assistance 6:00pm at The LGBT Center 305 E. 4th Suite #200 Street Santa Ana, CA 92701. For more information please contact Luis Gomez at 714-953-5428 x502 or visit this Link. We know it’s close to the October 5th deadline but we can assist with DACA renewals then.
  9. Free DACA renewal workshop (Los Angeles, CA) hosted by Immigrant Defenders Law Center and Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic): Saturday, September 16 9am -3pm
  10. CSULB DACA Application Legal Clinic: CSULB Campus — Saturday, September, 23 10am- 2pm 

Funding for DACA Renewal Applicants: 

  1. The Mission Asset Fund, with support from the Weingart Foundation, will provide $500,000 in grants to cover the cost of renewing the applications of UC, California State University and California community college students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Learn more following the link: http://lc4daca.org/
  2. Grants for renewal through Public Council’s DACA Clinic: ENGLISH DACA Clinic Renewal Flyer 2017 ; SPANISH DACA Clinic Renewal Flyer 2017
  3. CHIRLA’s “DACA Trust Fund” provides free legal services to all eligible Dreamers needing to submit their DACA renewal applications by the deadline. The trust fund monies go toward helping cover the $495 DACA renewal application fee these undocu-scholars are facing.
  4. For CSULB students, emergency funds are available for DACA renewal.  Apply here.

Work-Related DACA Resources:

National Immigrant Rights Resources: 

  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center: The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. The ILRC has released a DACA Facts sheet and also have produced Red Cards to help immigrant communities and their allies assert their protected rights when confronted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has an immigrants’ rights page dedicated to protecting the fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights for every person, regardless of immigration status. Here is a link to the ACLU SoCal local chapter.

Local/ California State Resources: 

Educational Resources (General–not location specific): 

  • United We Dream DEEP ProjectThe DREAM Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) is a catalyst for educational justice and empowerment for immigrant students. DEEP educates, connects, and empowers immigrant students, parents and educators to close the opportunity gap and engage in local efforts to improve educational equity.  DEEP seeks to lay the groundwork that advances the educational justice movement in the U.S. by focusing resources and research on the needs and realities of immigrant students in order to increase educational attainment rates.
  • NEA DACA ResourcesNEA Immigration Resource Page; and NEA EdJustice page for supporting Dreamers: Information by NEA on how educators can support immigrant students with links to partner organizations.
  • California Faculty Association page on Immigration & the CSU with current information related to immigration issues for CSU students, staff and faculty
  • Resources from Teaching Tolerance for educators to support Dreamer students and immigrant families in light of the DACA decision.
  • With uncertainty surrounding DACA, and anti-immigrant rhetoric on the rise, what should educators do?: Link to blog post from Reimagining Migration with suggestions for educators to support students
  • Children of Immigrants Webinar SeriesParental Detention, Deportation & the Psychosocial Well-being of Latino Children Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017  Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST (90 minutes) Register by October 12, 2017.Description: In light of the current political context, Latino children of immigrants are experiencing the impact of heightened immigration enforcement practices and policies. Learn how parental detainment and deportation affects the psychological and social development of Latino citizen children. This webinar will cover the following topics:
    • Psychosocial impacts of parental detainment and deportation
    • Parallels between mass incarceration and mass deportation outcomes on children
    • Research and policy recommendations
    • Q&A Discussion
  • The California Mexico Studies CenterResources for Ethnic Studies curriculum, Latino educators, Latino & Immigration Current Events

Post-secondary DACA Resources:

Resources for Undocumented Students applying to graduate school:





Resources for Educational Funding:

The Dream.us national scholarship fund

Other Relevant Community Events for Immigrant Communities (So Cal Regional): 

  1. 9/23-24/2017: September 23-24, 2017 8:00am-2:00pm Anaheim Health Fair and Citizenship Fair at the Anaheim Convention Center, parking is free on 800 W. Katella Ave. Event presented by founding partners the city of Anaheim, the Anekant Community Center and GBS Linens Inc., along with recently added partner Lestonnac Free Clinic and OCCORD. Now in its 11th year, the annual health fair provides free health screenings and services for family members of all ages. More than 150 doctors, healthcare professionals and community members are set to volunteer their time. New this year, the health fair will also include a free citizenship clinic (ONLY available on Saturday the 23rd), offering services for those who are on the path to become U.S. citizens. For general information please call (714) 765-5162. For medical related questions, please call Dr. Shah at (562) 244-9035. Click here, to view flyer.
  2. 9/29/2017: September 29, 2017 Health Fair at Santa Ana Zoo-UDW 11:00am-3:00pm 1801 E. Chestnut Ave Santa Ana, CA. Please email Laura for more information lreyes@udwa.org
  3. 9/30/2017: September 30, 2017 OC Mega-Expungement Clinic 10:00am-5:00pm at 1530 W. 17th Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 in Building “A” Parking Lot #6 Parking Fee $2 per car. Resilience OC in collaboration with the Drug Policy Alliance, the UCI School of Law and the Legal Aid Society of OC, among other partners, will host this clinic to provide FREE expungement services. YOU MUST CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT 714-571-5265. To view English flyer, click here, to view Spanish flyer, click here.