Protecting Our Immigrant Students and Families
Welcome to the DACA information resource page, presented by Dublin Unified School District. The site contains information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (IRLC), and other sources, to help you better understand current challenges and options for our immigrant students and families.
On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while also leaving Congress a six-month window to possibly save the policy. DACA is a program established in 2012 that grants a form of temporary protection from deportation known as "deferred action" to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16, have resided here since June 2007, and meet other requirements.
Under the plan, the current administration stopped considering new applications for legal status dated after September 5, 2017, but allowed any DACA recipients with a permit set to expire before March 5, 2018, the opportunity to apply for a two-year renewal by October 5. Individuals whose permits expire on March 6 or later will begin to lose their protections and work permits as soon as they expire, putting them at risk of deportation.
Nationally, over 750,000 young people have received deportation relief and work permits through DACA. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 200,000 DACA recipients live in California. California is the state with the largest number of DACA recipients.
ILRC also states that individuals with a current, unexpired grant of DACA will continue to hold DACA until their permit expires. USCIS has stated that it will not refer DACA recipients and applicants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation unless they meet USCIS’ Notice to Appear guidance or post a risk to national security or public safety. Applicants with currently pending and processing applications should attend biometrics appointments and respond to any requests for additional evidence they receive from USCIS.
We want to ensure our students and their families know their rights, and that we are here to support each and every one of you. Please review the resources on this page to better serve you and the needs of your family.
Please note: if you are looking for assistance with your personal immigration case, please consult a licensed attorney who is an expert in immigration law or a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative.
These links will take you away from the DUSD domain:
- ACLU: Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- Community Resources
- What Immigrant Families Should Do Now
- Family Preparedness Plan
- Post-Election DACA Talking Points and Resources
- Red Cards
- Unaccompanied Minors & The New Executive Orders
- The Rights of Lawful Permanent Residents
- National Immigration Legal Services Directory: California
- Post-Election AB 60 Know Your Rights
- Safe Schools & Resources for Undocumented Students
- State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Denounces End of Federal Dream Act, Tells California Students State Protection Remains
- Community Advisory: What Do I Need to Know about the End of DACA?
From Alameda County Office of Education
- Informacion Del DACA/ICE Para Las Familias Inmigrantes (updated January 2018)
- DACA/ICE Information for Immigrant Families (updated January 2018)
- DACA/ICE Information for Districts and Schools (Updated January 2018)
DACA Digital Toolkit
Information provided by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) supporting California's DACA recipients during the final application renewals. Resources are available in English y en Espanol:
- Information on financial assistance for DACA renewal applications.
- Free application assistance.
- DACA FAQ.
- Family preparedness plan.
- Videos detailing the rights of undocumented students and families.
- Free or low-cost immigration legal services.
- Events related to DACA, know-your-rights, legal screenings, and more.
- Legal factsheets.
- Social media content and infographics.
TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition.