Financial Aid For Undocumented Students
On June 15, 2012, an executive order created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for immigrant youth. Individuals who meet a specific eligibility may apply to receive work authorization and protection from removal action. The program is subject to renewal every two years.
Updates On Renewals
- Renewals may now be filed online
- First-time applications are not accepted
- Advance parole is available
**for more information visit InformedImmigrant.com & USCIS.GOV *
July 6, 2022 Hearing
- The DACA case of Texas v. The United States is still pending a final decision in a federal court in the Southern District of Texas. Arguments were heard on the case for the first time on July 6th. Legal experts believe this case will make its way to the Supreme Court. A long legal battle is still ahead for DACA!
How Can Allies Help?
DACA and Higher Ed
- FACT: In CA you don’t need DACA to go to college or receive financial aid! Undocumented students can pursue a higher-ed with or without DACA in CA.
- Instagram Resource: @prepareweb
Mental Health & Self Care
Mental health has been a taboo topic for many years and seeking professional help was frowned upon. Fortunately, mental health is now a more widely accepted topic and it is now encouraged to seek professional help to start healing. Remember that seeking therapy does not mean that there is something wrong with you, it means that you are investing in a better version of yourself.
Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with psychological support. The experienced and culturally responsive mental health therapists volunteer to provide free and completely confidential services, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. All undocumented young people who reside in California and are comfortable conversing in English are eligible for the services.
Are you interested in receiving mental health support?
If you feel ready to receive mental health support, start by filling out this questionnaire. This questionnaire is to connect you with a qualified therapist who can support you. You are also welcomed to email the Mental Health Team for more information about this service, all inquiries are strictly confidential.
Disclaimer: this is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, text HOME to 741741 or call 1-800-273-8255. Both services are free and available 24/7.
Are you interested in providing mental health support?
If you are a licensed mental health professional who is interested in volunteering your services, please fill out this questionnaire. You may also email the Clinical Director, Dr. Loren Krane, for more information about the service.
Visit Immigrants Rising webpage for more information.