USP Services for Summer 2022

Dear USP Students,

Happy summer! The Undocumented Community Resource Center (180 Cesar Chavez) is open Monday through Thursday during the hours of 10am-5pm, except during the week of June 20th. Come to the center to study, grab snacks and build community!

We are excited to continue providing various services, resources, workshops and opportunities for you in a hybrid modality. Please reference our Events Calendar to stay in touch about events taking place throughout. See you soon!

Best,

Undocumented Student Program

 


ACADEMIC COUNSELING

Have questions about academics, residency, financial aid, housing, and more? Make an appointment to meet with our academic counseling staff!

To meet with Deisy Leanos Meza, USP Academic Counselor, make an appointment (https://deisyleanos.youcanbook.me) or email deisyleanos@berkeley.edu.

Drop In: Sign up for our USP drop-in appointments by calling (510.664.5348) or visiting the Undocumented Community Resource Center. Sign-ups begin at 10 am and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
– Marcela’s Drop in hours: Tuesdays 1-3pm
– Deisy’s Drop in hours: Wednesdays 1-3pm

Schedule a same day appointment with EOP/USP here. Sign-ups open at 9am Mon-Thurs.


EMERGENCY GRANTS


USP provides limited funding to students needing financial assistance. The summer application is available here and closes on August 5th or until funds are exhausted.


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Wellness Groups & Workshops: Join other undocumented students to learn emotional management skills and find support in community. Please reference the event calendar to find out about upcoming workshops. 

Let’s Talk/Drop-In:
Let’s Talk is a casual consult with a licensed mental health provider, which can help you explore resources and discuss how counseling might be helpful. Reserve a 25-minute consult slot at this link: https://www.wejoinin.com/USPmentalhealth.

Note: Let’s Talk is not appropriate for students needing urgent help or in the middle of a crisis. Please call CAPS at (510) 642-9494 to speak with a same-day advice counselor. If you are needing help when CAPS is closed, please call the after-hours crisis line at (855) 817-5667.

Scheduled Appointments:
Individual appointments will continue to be offered virtually (i.e., phone or zoom). To schedule an appointment, call:
-Dr. Bianca Barrios (510) 664-5342
-Dr. Diana Pena (510) 664-7483

USP Mental Health Services Contact Info:
(510) 664-5342


IMMIGRATION LEGAL SUPPORT


EBCLC is the legal service provider for USP. As one of the largest providers of free legal services in the East Bay and home to eight of Berkeley Law’s community-based clinics, EBCLC places tremendous importance on the health of our staff, students, clients and the public. In an effort to support community well-being, we have closed our offices and have cancelled our drop-in appointments and in-person clinics from Thursday, March 12, 2020 until further notice. We are committed to providing responsive legal services in the areas of housing, health, immigration, education, and economic security, and we will continue to do so with the utmost respect for our clients. Please schedule remote appointments through our online booking system, email us at usplegal@ebclc.org, or contact your caseworker for assistance with a legal matter. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Current Clients of EBCLC
For current clients of EBCLC, please reach out to your caseworker directly regarding any questions or concerns.

General Consultations
All general consultations scheduled through our online booking system will take place by phone or Zoom. Until further notice, we will not have in-person general consultations at our Adeline office or at 180 Cesar Chavez. If you already have a scheduled appointment, EBCLC staff will contact you directly to arrange for a remote appointment. If you would like to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment, please visit the USP website. Please contact usplegal@ebclc.org with any questions or concerns.

DACA RENEWAL UPDATE (as of 1/3/2022): The USP Legal Support Team will submit renewals for DACA recipients, but are prioritizing those with earlier expiration dates (within the next 6 months). Please make an appointment beginning 160 days before a DACA work permit will expire. For questions about initial applications, please email usplegal@ebclc.org.      As of 7/27/2021, general DACA Program Updates can be found here: https://immigrantsrising.org/daca/

DACA Renewal Clinics
As of January 2022, we will continue to complete DACA renewals using remote options, including by phone and Zoom appointments. If you are scheduled for an upcoming DACA Renewal Clinic, EBCLC will reach out to you directly with remote options to complete your DACA renewal with us. Please email usplegal@ebclc.org if the sole reason for the appointment is a DACA renewal.

Allow Reuse of Some Biometrics
Applicants who had an appointment scheduled with an ASC on or after the March 18, 2020 USCIS closures or who filed an I-765 extension will have their application processed using previously submitted biometrics. This will remain in effect until ASCs resume normal operations.


UNDOCUMENTED GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCES

Undocumented students in graduate and professional degree programs have access to Office for Graduate Diversity and the Undocumented Student Program services such as immigration legal support, mental health support, financial support, and a full-time Undocumented Graduate Student Specialist. Reach out to us for the support!
Read about UndocuGrad resources here.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPPORT

The Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars program is an undergraduate research program that serves, undocumented, formerly incarcerated, and/or system-impacted undergraduate students. 
Firebaugh Scholars receive funding and academic support to design and complete an independent faculty-sponsored research project over the course of one academic year. Scholars also receive support in applying to graduate school and post-baccalaureate opportunities. Contact email: firebaughscholars@berkeley.edu