Dream Success Center
The Dream Success Center will be hosting every semester a TWO-PART training for faculty, staff, administrators and peers.
- Have lived in the United States most of their lives.
- Have learned English.
- Have attended elementary, middle, and high school in the United States.
- Have completed high school and want to pursue a college education.
- Currently, lack a way to become legal residents or citizens of the U.S.
Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America by Roberto G. Gonzalez
Who is an Unauthorized Immigrant?
- Unauthorized immigrant- foreign-born non-citizens residing in the country who are not legal immigrants. Can also be referred as Undocumented Immigrant.
- Entered the country:
- Without valid documents, or
- Arrived with valid visas but stayed past their visa expiration date
CA passed AB 60- drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants
What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
Executive Order signed on June 15, 2012.
It is relief from deportation and provides a work permit for a 2-year period that can be renewed.
It is NOT a legalization program, a path to citizenship, or a permanent residency (green card).
Work permits remain valid until expiration date-no need to update with employer unless they ask. Your employer cannot ask you about DACA or your immigration status.
Supporting Undocumented Students
Undocumented Americans: Inside the Immigration Debate
Tips for Allies
- For those who have DACA, must continue to renew (within 6 months of expiration)
What is it like to grow up as an undocumented youth in America?
California Nonresident Tuition Exemption
AB 540/ AB 2000/ SB 68 Eligibility
K-12 attendance in CA for 3 or more years.
Graduation from a CA High School or GED
Registration as an entering student at an accredited institution of higher education in CA.
File an affitdavit with the institution
Expansion of AB 540/AB 2000 through SB 68
CA Dream Act
AB 130-Authorizes AB 540/AB 2000 students to apply for UC, CSU, CCC administered scholarships
AB 131-Authorizes AB 540/AB 2000 students to apply for state aid (CA Promise Grant (formally known as BOG) & Cal Grants)
SB 1210- CA Dream Loan Program for AB 540 students in CA public universities
California Educational Laws for Students
More information visit:
Students need to fill out the proper financial aid application on time -CA Dream Act application. Never fill out FAFSA!
Fill out application correctly the first time.
Verification process for Financial Aid -Selective Service for males and GPA verification
Management of different sites: CA Dream Act, Web Grant Page (CA Student Aid Commission), and My Fresno State Student Portal
Transfer students may: Not know the financial aid process, miss application deadline, have already exhausted their funding by the time they transfer to a 4-year institution.
Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) both institutional and CA Student Aid Commission criteria.
Example: Cal Grant B vs A at UC
|Grant Type||Freshman||Sophomore||Junior||Senior||Total Award|
Example: Cal Grant B vs A at CSU
|Grant Type||Freshman||Sophomore||Junior||Senior||Total Award|
For more information, visit: https://www.csac.ca.gov/post/why-am-i-only-getting-cal-grant-b-even-though-i-qualify-cal-grant
Helpful Tips as you Advice Students
- Developing a graduation plan "My Degree Plan" is key
- If a student discloses, always ask: 1) How much financial aid eligibility do you have left? 2) Refer to the Dream Success Center
- In advising notes on Bulldog Connect-do not disclose student's immigration status
This guide includes information, tips, and resources as well as personal narratives, student testimonials, and advice from experts. By knowing about the array of available options, undocumented students can be encouraged and unafraid to take the next steps.
A map of Undocumented Student Resource Centers across the country to help institutions of higher education connect with each other, improve their efficiency, and optimize their resources for working with undocumented students. It is our hope that such data mapping contributes to the generation of practice-related professional development resources and opportunities for providing enhanced services for undocumented students.
Know Your Rights When Asked About Immigration Status
Family Preparedness Plan
Download Notifica app
Notifica helps immigrants prepare for possible interaction with deportation agents, build their own Defense Network by adding family members, lawyers and local community groups, and send secure alerts just by pressing a button before the interaction. Text NOTIFICA to 877877 to download the app.
Ways to Support Undocumented Students
- Engage with an open mind
- Create a Safe Space-A place of trust
- Be mindful of language; say "undocumented" rather than "illegal" and avoid terms like "alien" or "illegal immigration"
- Do all you can to identify YOURSELF as an ally/supporter
- Share and connect student to resources
Help support undocumented immigrants
Immigration Legal Intake Service-Immigrant Rising
Learn about all the legal options available for your situation.
California In-State Tuition Tool-Immigrant Rising
Find out if you qualify for in-state tuition in California.
Mental Health Connector-Immigrant Rising
Our experienced and culturally responsive mental health therapists volunteer to provide free and completely confidential services, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Therapists receive ongoing peer consultation and training to better understand the unique experiences of undocumented young people.
Beyond DACA Guide- Immigrant Rising
Learn about options for gaining longer-term status and categories that might work for you now, or in the future. This guide is not intended as legal advice, but as an informational resource for options that could be explored further with competent, accredited legal service providers.
Campus Resources for Undocumented Students (California) Use the interactive map below to find information about campus centers for undocumented students, support programs, website addresses with relevant information, and contact information of undocumented allies/liaisons. This information is critical to improve access and success for undocumented students in higher education.
UndocuAllies by Department
UndocuAllies by Department
|Accounting Services||Staff||Evangelina Owensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Ricardo Andradeemail@example.com
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Maribel Oleafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Admissions (Admissions & Recruitment)||Staff||Pang Thaoemail@example.com|
|Advising & Career Development Center, College of Health and Human Services||Staff||Johana Arellano Guzmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Career Development Center, College of Health and Human Services||Staff||Chris Beckemail@example.com|
|Advising & Career Development Center, Jordan College||Graduate Assistant||Jessica Jocelyn Loerafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Career Development Center, Jordan College||Graduate Assistant||Ivette Ruizemail@example.com|
|Advising & Support Center, College of Arts and Humanities||Staff||Nadia Dwidarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Support Center, College of Arts and Humanities||Staff||Krista Hallemail@example.com|
|Advising & Support Center, College of Arts and Humanities||Staff||Felicia Salcidofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising & Resources Center, College of Science and Mathematics||Staff||Stephanie Covacevichemail@example.com|
|Advising & Resources Center, College of Science and Mathematics||Staff||Maipahoua Xiongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff||Isamar Alvaradoemail@example.com|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff||Joseph Escotofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff||Sonya Penaemail@example.com|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff||Ross Whittonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, College of Social Sciences||Staff, Administrative Assistant||Alexandra Zentheremail@example.com|
|Advising Center, Craig School of Business||Staff||Robin Harperfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advising Center, Craig School of Business||Staff||Liliana M. Ocegueraemail@example.com|
|Advising Center, Craig School of Business||Staff||Danielle Quirogafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anthropology Department||Faculty||Dvera Saxtonemail@example.com|
|Art and Design Department||Faculty||Laura Huisingafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Articulation (University Registrar)||Staff||Erica Lassenemail@example.com|
|CalState TEACH||Staff||Maria Rodriguez Saavedrafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Career Development Center||Staff||Nora Diazemail@example.com|
|Chemistry Department||Staff||Crystal Lealfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chicano and Latin American Studies Department||Faculty, Chair||Cristina Herreraemail@example.com|
|Child and Family Science||Faculty||Jessica McKenziefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Health and Human Services||Staff||Rocio Casillasemail@example.com|
|College of Science and Mathematics||Staff, Administrative Support Coordinator||Cecy Beltranfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Social Sciences||Faculty, Associate Dean||Bernadette Muscatemail@example.com|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Elise Barbafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department||Faculty||Diane Blairemail@example.com|
|Communication Department||Faculty||Sergio Juarezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Judith Scottemail@example.com|
|Communication Department||Part-Time Faculty||Christina Michelle Wellsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Department/Continuing and Global Education||Faculty, Staff||Tom Boroujeniemail@example.com|
|Continuing and Global Education||Staff||David Hofffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) Department||Staff, Administrative Assistant||April Cardielemail@example.com|
|Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) Department||Faculty||Dominiqua Griffinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Criminology Department||Staff||Angelica Miramontesemail@example.com|
|Cross Cultural and Gender Center||Staff||Deyanire Del Torofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cross Cultural and Gender Center||Staff, Coordinator||Shimel Her Saychouemail@example.com|
|Curriculum and Instruction (CI)||Staff||Brenna Barksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dean of Students Office||Staff, Director||Tanis Matlockemail@example.com|
|Division of Research and Graduate Studies||Staff||Sandra Brookefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Division of Research and Graduate Studies||Staff, Admin. Assistant||Kimberly Camarenaemail@example.com|
|Division of Research and Graduate Studies||Staff||Rodrigo Gomezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Edison High School||Counselor||My Kou Changemail@example.com|
|Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)||Staff||Judy Clementsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)||Staff||Angelica Robles-Trinhemail@example.com|
|English Department||Staff||Lisa Galvezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Department||Faculty, Chair||Kathleen Godfreyemail@example.com|
|English Department||Faculty||Ruth Y. Jenkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Department||Faculty||Brynn Noelle Saitoemail@example.com|
|English Writing Center||Staff||Adrian Carlifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fresno Family Counseling Center||Faculty, Associate Director||Maira Hernandezemail@example.com|
|Fresno Pacific University||Staff||Martha Fregosofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Geography and City and Regional Planning||Staff||Chelsea Beesonemail@example.com|
|Liberal Studies Department||Staff||Ana Espinosafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Library - Research Services||Faculty||Ginny Barnesemail@example.com|
|Library - Research Services||Staff||Karina Cardenasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Media, Communications & Journalism||Faculty||Adan Avalosemail@example.com|
|Media, Communications & Journalism||Part-Time Faculty||Marietta Dalpezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Media, Communications & Journalism||Part-Time Faculty||Kelley McCoyemail@example.com|
|Mechanical Engineering Department||Staff||Nimat Davisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures||Staff||Vanessa Navarroemail@example.com|
|Modern & Classical Languages and Literatures Department||Part-Time Faculty||Isolina Sandsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Money Management Center||Staff||Charah Colemanemail@example.com|
|Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE)||Staff||Azucena Gutierrezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Outreach and Special Programs||Staff||Angie Iribeemail@example.com|
|Philosophy Department||Faculty||Aldea R. Mulhernfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Political Science Department||Faculty||Nataliia Kasianenkoemail@example.com|
|Psychology Department||Staff||Selina Pichardofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Psychology Department||Faculty||Rosa Toroemail@example.com|
|Rehabilitation Counseling Program||Faculty||Yuleinys Castillofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Veronica Aguilaremail@example.com|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Carlos Manuel Diazfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Belen Marquezemail@example.com|
|Services for Students with Disabilities||Staff||Anna Moralesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Work Education Department||Staff||Claudia Cejaemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Ruth Avilafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Graduate Assistant||Devin Blaggemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Zenaida Cruzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Diana Karageozianemail@example.com|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff||Mindy Katesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health and Counseling Center||Staff, Coordinator||Kathleen A. Yarmoemail@example.com|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Graduate Assistant||Gilbert Falconfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Staff||Sophie Karasemail@example.com|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Staff, Coordinator||Alejandra Pradofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Involvement: Student Activities and University Student Union||Staff, Administrative Coordinator||Elisa Ramosemail@example.com|
|Theater Arts Department||Faculty||Gina Sandi-Diazfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theater Arts Department||Faculty||Andrew J Waldronemail@example.com|
|TRiO Central California Educational Opportunity Center||Staff||Art Motafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSSP)||Staff, Director||Eluterio Escamillaemail@example.com|
|TRiO Student Support Services- Disabilities||Staff, Director||Luis Floresfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TRiO Student Support Services- Disabilities||Staff||Alondra Martinezemail@example.com|
|TRiO Student Support Services-Disabilities||Staff||Connie Vangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Undergraduate Degree Evaluations (University Registrar)||Staff||Mai T. Changemail@example.com|
|Undergraduate Degree Evaluations (University Registrar)||Staff, Coordinator||Estella Gonzalezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Undergraduate Degree Evaluations (University Registrar)||Staff||Leticia Herreraemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Kathryn Dunbarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Ashley Fagundesemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center, Dog Days||Staff||Kelci Gossfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Kathleen Molinaemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Monica Olmedofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Advising Center||Staff||Perla Perez-Macielemail@example.com|
|University Advising Center||Staff||David Yangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Registrar||Staff||Lety Saavedraemail@example.com|
|Upward Bound||Staff||Mayra Acevesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Veterans Services/University Registrar||Staff, Director, Registrar||Laura Yageremail@example.com|
|Women's Studies Program||Staff||Jeremy Alvarezfirstname.lastname@example.org|