» Resources for Students Who Are Undocumented
+ - General Resources
DACA | DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS
Provides temporary relief from deportation for two years at a time and may be renewed.
- Under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012
- Arrived in United States prior to 16th birthday
- Continuously resided in United States since June 15th, 2001 to present time
- Currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, GED, or honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor
For more information Making DACA Work For You In The Golden State
Benefits Available under DACA
- California Driver’s License www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#two500
- Travel Domestically with CA License
- Eligible for Work Permits
Apply or Renew at www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals
Downloadable Resource Guides
California Immigrant Policy Center. Information on how to apply for DACA, health care, driver’s license, and employment eligibility.
AB 540 | CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT
Used by undocumented students who meet eligibility requirements and come from a lower house hold or qualify for need-based aid. Visit Chapman Admissions - Undocumented Students for information and deadlines.
+ - On Campus Advocates
It is important to let students know there is a community of advocates knowledgeable and open to assisting undocumented students. An UndocuFriendly campus. The Diversity at Chapman webpage not only lists a group of staff and faculty advocates, it also consolidates a lists of department resources for all students to utilize.
Luis Ortiz-Franco, Professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology
Marisa Cianciarulo, Professor, Director, Family Protection Clinic, Fowler School of Law
Miguel Zavala, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies
Staff & Administrators
Arturo “Tito” Covert-Ortiz, Jr., Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid
Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid
Chris Roach, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs
Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor
Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission
Marcela Valle, Academic Records Coordinator, Office of the Registrar
Maria Contreras, Associate Director, Admission Operations
Ryan Boudreau, Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid
Sahzeah Babylon, Career Educator, Career Development Center
+ - Opportunities for Engagement
The Chapman Latino Staff & Faculty Forum was developed in Fall 2015 by Maria Contreras, Associate Director of Admissions Systems and Operations, and Rueben Martinez, Presidential Fellow in the College of Educational Studies. The Chapman Latino Staff and Faculty forum aims to provide support to Latino students, staff and faculty by developing connections and building a bridge between students, parents, alumni, community organizations and the Chapman community.
Cross-Cultural Engagement offers programs and services that encourage students to explore, celebrate, and share their diverse cultures; further examine and cultivate the multiple aspects of their personal identities; develop an appreciation of and respect for diversity; and hone their skills in cross-cultural leadership and dialogue while creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community.
Contact: Leti Romo, Asst. Director of Student Engagement, Cross-Cultural Engagement | (714) 628-7242 | firstname.lastname@example.org
+ - Academic Resources
Student Services: Transcripts, Registration, Transfer courses after matriculation, Program Changes and Evaluation, Privacy Rights (FERPA), Student Status (full-time/part-time)
For information regarding interrupted enrollment/leave of absence, visit chapman.edu/articulation.
Contact: Marcela Valle | Academic Records Coordinator, Office of the Registrar | email@example.com
Visit the Center for Global Education’s Diversity, Access, & Identity student resource webpage and scroll down to the Students Who are DACA or Undocumented section to view more information and resources about going abroad. Students under this status may be eligible to apply for Advance Parole in order to study abroad and should always consult with an experienced immigration lawyer on current laws. Laws can change at any time and DACA and Undocumented students have a potential risk of not being able to return to the U.S. if you leave. If you are not able to study internationally, you can consider our domestic programs such as the Washington Semester Program or domestic Travel Courses during Interterm or summer.
Contact: Jodi Hicks | Assistant Director of Overseas Programs | (714) 997-6629 | firstname.lastname@example.org
+ - Off Campus Resources
UndocuBlackNetwork | Twitter.com/UndocuBlack
MADELF | Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
UNITED WE DEAM | Immigrant Youth Building a Movement for Justice
Dream Activist | Undocumented Students Action & Resource Network
National Immigration Law Center | 3435 Wilshire Blvd #2850, Los Angeles, CA 90010
UPLIFT | Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander Youth in Los Angeles
ASPIRE | Pan-Asian undocumented immigrants | San Francisco
COLLEGE BOARD INFORMATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND PARENTS
TRANSLATED RESOURCES: SPANISH
Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante en Espanol : Student Financial Aid Guide in Spanish
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