» Resources for Students Who Are Undocumented

To connect with a committee member from the Forum for Undocumented Students and receive new resource updates, contact: Marcela Valle, Co-Chair or Dr. Oliver Lopez, Co-Chair. 

This is an online resource for students who are undocumented. This webpage was created in collaboration between Marcela Valle and Diversity & Inclusion in the Office of the Provost. Want to add a resource to this page? Contact us!


Resources that students and families, DACA and undocumented alike, can approach:

DACA Renewal deadline is October 5th, 2017 if your current issuance and work permit expires on or before March 5th, 2018. For assistance contact dacafund@gmail.com.

United We Dream 5 Things To Know - Resource sheet.

Public Law Center - Pro bono law firm.

Dedicated DACA Line  | (714) 541-1010, Extension 332

601 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701  | 714-541-1010  |  info@publiclawcenter.org

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: What do I need to know? - Information available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Western College of Law in Irvine Immigration Clinic - “This organization provides legal representation to low-income immigrants in Orange County, California, with a focus on U visas, VAWA self-petitions, DACA, DAPA, asylum, bond hearings, and removal defense (where eligible for discretionary relief). It also provides community education and advocacy to nonprofit organizations.” –immigrationadvocates.org 

Offer free legal consultations on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to help you find out if you quality for immigration relief and build a plan to protect yourself and your family from deportation. To schedule a consultation, leave a voicemail at (714) 459-1127

1 Banting  Irvine, CA 92618 | 714-459-1157 | 9 a.m.-11:30am

CSUF Titan Dreamers Resource Center - Open to students from any university. Please download attachment for further details.

Pollak Library North 203, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831 | (657) 278-3234 | tdrc @fullerton.edu

UCI Dreamers’ Resource Office – 112 Cross Cultural Center, Download List of Resources.

The Friendly Center - provides food box, tutoring for youth, senior services, family counseling, housing. 

147 W. Rose Ave., Orange, CA 92867 | 714-771-5300

California Family Institute - no-cost counseling services to dreamers, family and friends of dreamers.

2900 Bristol St. Suite C-208., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 949-381-1510 chrishoffmft@gmail.com

+ - General Resources

DACA | DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

Provides temporary relief from deportation for two years at a time and may be renewed. 

DACA Renewal deadline is October 5th, 2017 if your current issuance and work permit expires on or before March 5th, 2018. For assistance contact dacafund@gmail.com.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012
  • Arrived in United States prior to 16th birthday
  • Continuously resided in United States since June 15th, 2001 to present time
  • Currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, GED, or honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor

For more information Making DACA Work For You In The Golden State

Benefits Available under DACA

Apply or Renew at  www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals

Downloadable Resource Guides

Making DACA Work For You In The Golden State:

California Immigrant Policy Center. Information on how to apply for DACA, health care, driver’s license, and employment eligibility.

Multilingual DACA Informational Videos

United We Dream 5 Things to Know - resource sheet. 

DACA Facts – Department of Homeland Security, Updated Sept 5th, 2017


AB 540 | CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT

Used by undocumented students who meet eligibility requirements and come from a lower house hold or qualify for need-based aid. Visit Chapman Admissions - Undocumented Students for information and deadlines. 

+ - On Campus Advocates

ADVOCATES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

It is important to let students know there is a community of advocates knowledgeable and open to assisting undocumented students. An UndocuFriendly campus. The Diversity at Chapman webpage not only lists a group of staff and faculty advocates, it also consolidates a lists of department resources for all students to utilize. 


Faculty

Marisa CianciaruloProfessor, Director, Family Protection Clinic, Fowler School of Law

Miguel Zavala, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Oliver Lopez, Assistant Professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology


Staff & Administrators

Arturo “Tito” Covert-Ortiz, Jr., Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid

Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid

Chris Roach, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs

Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor

Jodi Hicks, Assistant Director of Overseas Programs, Center for Global Education

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission

Marcela Valle, Program Advisor, Argyros School of Business and Economics

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

Oscar GarciaInformation Systems Specialist, Student Affairs

Ryan Boudreau, Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid

Sahzeah Babylon, Career Educator, Career Development Center

+ - Opportunities for Engagement

LATINX STAFF & FACULTY FORUM

The Chapman Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum was developed in Fall 2015 by Maria Contreras, Associate Director of Admissions Systems and Operations, and Rueben Martinez, Presidential Fellow in the College of Educational Studies. The Chapman Latinx Staff and Faculty forum aims to provide support to Latinx students, staff and faculty by developing connections and building a bridge between students, parents, alumni, community organizations and the Chapman community.

Contact: Marisol Arredondo Samson | Chair, Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum | arredond@chapman.edu

Rueben Martinez  | Vice-Chair, Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum | martinez@chapman.edu


CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER

The mission of the Cross-Cultural Center has always been about student learning. Specifically, our work is guided by the following Student Affairs Learning Outcome: A Value and Respect for Differences - students will learn to recognize, respect, and value diverse experiences, ideas, backgrounds, and identities.

Contact: Argyros Forum 304 |  (714) 997-6735 | crossculturalcenter@chapman.edu

Official Hours: Monday- Friday 7 a.m.-midnight; Saturday- Sunday 8 a.m.-midnight


CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION

Students who are undocumented must meet very specific qualifications in order to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Department of Homeland Security has stated that it will accept applications for Advance Parole for "education, humanitarian and work purposes" for individuals who have been granted DACA in order to travel abroad for educational purposes. More information and resources available here

Contact: Jodi Hicks | Assistant Director of  Overseas Programs, Center for Global Education | (714) 997-6629 | jebner@chapman.edu 

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OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

Student Services: Transcripts, Registration, Transfer courses after matriculation, Program Changes and Evaluation, Privacy Rights (FERPA), Student Status (full-time/part-time)

For information regarding interrupted enrollment/leave of absence, visit chapman.edu/articulation.

Contact: Marcela Valle |  Program Advisor, Argyros School of Business and Economics | mvalle@chapman.edu


CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION

Advance Parole applications are no longer being accepted due to the rescission of DACA on 9/5/2017. Therefore, students who have been previously approved for Advanced Parole for studying abroad as a DACA student face a great risk that they will not be able to re-enter the United States if they travel outside the U.S. DACA and Undocumented students must seek counsel from an experienced U.S. immigration attorney before planning any travel outside the U.S.  Laws can change at any time and DACA and Undocumented students have a high risk of not being able to return to the U.S. if you leave.

The Center for Global Education is proud to support DACA students and affirm our commitment to support our undocumented student population at Chapman University through Diversity and Inclusion. DACA and Undocumented students are encouraged to seek domestic study opportunities through Chapman such as such the Washington D.C. Semester Program or Travel Courses in the U.S. during Interterm or summer.

Contact: Jodi Hicks | Assistant Director of Overseas Programs | (714) 997-6629 | jebner@chapman.edu

+ - Off Campus Resources

CALIFORNIA

CSUF Titan Dreamers Resource Center 

Pollak Library North 203, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831 | (657) 278-3234 | tdrc @fullerton.edu

Public Law Center

601 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701  | 714-541-1010  |  info@publiclawcenter.org

Dedicated DACA Line  | (714) 541-1010, Extension 332

UCI Dreamers’ Resource Office – 112 Cross Cultural Center. Download List of Resources. 

National Immigration Law Center 

3435 Wilshire Blvd #2850, Los Angeles, CA 90010 | (213) 639-3900 | reply@nilc.org

UPLIFT | Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander Youth in Los Angeles 

1145 Wilshire Blvd # 200 Los Angeles, CA 90017 | upliftlosangeles@gmail.com 

ASPIRE | Pan-Asian undocumented immigrants 

55 Columbus Ave, San Francisco CA, 94111 | (415) 848-7753 | aspire@advancingjustice-alc.org


NATIONAL

UNITED WE DEAM | Immigrant Youth Building a Movement for Justice |  Know Your Rights 

UndocuBlackNetwork | Twitter.com/UndocuBlack

MADELF | Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Dream Activist | Undocumented Students Action & Resource Network

Define American  | non-profit media and culture organization


COLLEGE BOARD INFORMATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Para los Padres


TRANSLATED RESOURCES: SPANISH

Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante en Espanol : Student Financial Aid Guide in Spanish

Multilingual DACA Informational Videos


UNDOCUFRIENDLY SCHOLARSHIPS

Chapman Admission - Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) Undocumented Student Resource Guide

E4FC Scholarships that do not require proof of U.S. citizenship or residency

Department of Education: Scholarships Available to Undocumented Students Page 38-42

Paul and Daisy Sodaro Fellowship for New Americans (available to children of immigrants and DACA recipients)