After spending more than two weeks in DHS custody , Luis Mora Villota, the third-year Cal student who had been detained at Otay Mesa Detention Center, was released yesterday on a minimal bond by an Immigration Judge with the Department of Justice. Thanks to a campaign spearheaded by RISE – Berkeley and the outpour of support from the Berkeley community, Luis Mora’s … Continued
On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California temporarily put a hold on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and directed the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to resume processing applications. Late on January 13, 2018, USCIS stated that it will resume accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. … Continued
Update: Since ICE has refused to release Mr. Mora on his own recognizance or under an order of supervision, we’ve requested a bond hearing for Mr. Mora from the Otay Mesa Immigration Court. It will be on January 17th, 2018. This means he will likely miss the first few days of classes at UC Berkeley, … Continued
Immigrant youth organize campaign to release UC Berkeley student detained by immigration officials FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/04/2018 Contacts: Valeria Suarez, RISE Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 712-6736 So Young Kang, USP Paralegal, email@example.com, 510-548-4040 Ext: 362 Berkeley, CA—Luis Angel Mora, an undocumented student attending the University of California, Berkeley, was apprehended and detained by Customs and Borders Protection … Continued
WHAT IS THE LATEST INFORMATION WITH REGARDS TO DACA? The Trump Administration, pressured by 9 attorney generals from various states, decided to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gave temporary work permits and protection from deportation to almost 800,000 people. An official DHS memorandum rescinding DACA is here and an FAQ developed by USCIS is here . However, on … Continued
Charles F. Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the University of California, has issued this immigration FAQ for members of the University of California community.
TRAVEL WARNING: The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the Trump Administration to roll out a ban on travel for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea, and Venezuela. IMMIGRATION BENEFITS PROCESSING WARNING: USCIS continues to process cases for people from these countries who currently reside in the United States and will continue to conduct … Continued
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WHAT DO WE KNOW? The election of Donald Trump, coupled with the election of a Republican-leaning Congress, could give rise to dramatic and unprecedented changes in immigration law enforcement and policy. Despite many of President Obama’s immigration policies, particularly the record-breaking deportation rates , the Trump Administration is likely to institute major departures from current practice. A summary of what these changes looks like can be found here . Trump’s campaign promises, his … Continued
After a divisive election year, we remain hopeful and ready to work to support policies that protect the dignity of all our students and families. President-elect Donald Trump has made various statements about what he would do as president. But it remains to be seen what policies he can or will adopt. We recognize the … Continued
Did you know that the Undocumented Student Program provides free legal support, immigration legal resources, and legal representation to UC Berkeley students and their immediate family members? Speak in confidence to the attorney, Prerna Lal, and the USP Legal Assistant, Adriana Ramos, and receive informed legal advice and answers to your immigration questions. Who is … Continued
Two Texas valedictorians caused a stir last week by declaring their Undocumented status. “When Mayte Lara Ibarra, the valedictorian of her high school’s graduating class, revealed her plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship, she did what any graduate would do: She shared her excitement on social media. Ms. Lara … Continued
As part of Undocu-Week , we’ve asked Undocumented Students to share their stories and explain what it means to have support from our allies. Today we’re sharing the story of Grace Kim. When I think of the word “undocumented”, many things come to mind. I think back to the time when folks told me that I … Continued
As part of Undocu-Week , we’ve asked Undocumented Students to share their stories and explain what it means to have support from our allies. Today we’re sharing the story of Dalia Nava. To me, being undocumented was not an impediment until my senior year of high school. It was then that I started realizing how truly … Continued
As part of Undocu-Week , we’ve asked Undocumented Students to share their stories and explain what it means to have support from our allies. Today we’re sharing the story of Yongbing Chang. Being undocumented was something I didn’t realize until I was applying to college. It was the small things – but these small things added … Continued
Greetings, beautiful family! We’re proud to say we finally made the transition from a “Friend” page to a “Like” page! This is primarily due to easier accessibility to the page and to make it easier for folks to share our resources! After Tuesday, March 15th the Undocu StudentProgram “Friend” page will become inactive, and we … Continued
We’re excited to share with you our Five-Year strategic plan for Cal’s Undocumented Student Program. Every year 65,000 Undocumented Students Graduate from U.S. high schools. California is home to 40 percent of these students, the majority of whom face enormous barriers to their success in school and beyond, including poverty, discrimination, and a legal system that … Continued
Emily came to the United States from South Korea when she was 10 years old. She always dreamed of going to college. Her family believed success in the United States was predicated on hard work. Emily was concerned that because of her undocumented status, her options for college were limited. But she also knew that … Continued
Visit http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp to learn more about the California Dream Act and to complete your online application.
If you see U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in your area, report it immediately to the United We Dream hotline! Call 1-844-363-1423 and be sure to share the following infographic to help protect your community from detention and deportation! #Not1More United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Its powerful nonpartisan network is made … Continued
In the hours following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, students shared immediate and practical concerns: Were they at risk of being deported to a country they had little or no memory of? Would they lose the ability to do work-study or hold side jobs … Continued
Germán A. Cadenas is an immigrant and formerly undocumented. He holds a B.A. in psychology, B.S. in business administration, and a PhD in counseling psychology, all from Arizona State University. He was a Doctoral Psychology Intern at UC Berkeley and is now a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow with USP. Germán also has a background as an … Continued
Life is full of uncertainty and fear for Arturo Fernandez, as it is for many other Undocumented Students. Read Anne Brice’s article about the struggles students face in the Trump Era.