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Immigration Related Resources

DACA Update

On January 9, 2018, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered a halt to the federal government’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. In the case Regents of the University of California, et al. v. Department of Homeland Security, et al., Alsup granted a preliminary injunction — a temporary order blocking the termination of the DACA program while the case goes forward — requiring U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting DACA renewal applications again. On January 13, 2018, USCIS announced its process for accepting renewal applications. USCIS also stated that further guidance about DACA renewal applications under the court order would be provided later.

New DACA applications are not being accepted.

More information and FAQs are available from the National Immigration Law Center.

 

Legal Resources

Obtaining competent immigration legal advice is important. We encourage immigrant families to find out about their rights and options. Some families may have mixed immigration status (having U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and undocumented family members in the same family). As a result, each family’s available options may vary. Please be aware that there are individuals who claim to provide immigration advice who are not licensed attorneys with experience in immigration law. Prior to engagement, we recommend that you verify that the practitioner is a licensed attorney with immigration law experience.

 

Educational Resources

Campus Support Services

  • Confidential Counseling on Campus
    • Students: Counseling Center, Hogan 207, 508-793-3363 (M-F, 9 a.m.-noon; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) After hours, contact Public Safety 508-793-2222 and request to be put in touch with the psychologist on call. 
    • Employees: Employee Assistance Program 800-828-6025.
       
  • Pastoral Resources
    • Chaplains’ Office 508-793-2448 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).  After hours and on weekends, contact Public Safety 508-793-2222 and request to be put in touch with a Chaplain.
       
  • Class Dean
    • Contact information can be found on the Class Deans website. Class deans can connect students with additional College resources.
       
  • Reporting Options for Discrimination and Harassment
    • The College is committed to sustaining a welcoming environment for everyone and especially for those who may be vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, and other protected classes. To access reporting options for discrimination and harassment, please see the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures in the Student Handbook, the Discriminatory Harassment Policy, and the Sexual Misconduct Policy Resources.
       
  • Campus Diversity Resources
 

Communications from the President of the College