Undocumented Latina/o Student Motivation Survey Sticky


We invite you to participate in a statewide on-line survey exploring Undocumented Latina/o Student Motivation towards higher education.
Your participation is very important. The information you provide can help others better meet your needs and the needs of students like you.

Requirements to participate in the on-line survey:

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Breaking News: USCIS Releases New Deferred Action Guidelines Sticky


Thousands of Immigrants Nationwide Gear Up to Apply for Deferred Action on August 15

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Getting Ready For Deferred Action - Informational Packet To be Sent Out To Students Sticky


Good news for those unsure on how to prepare for Deferred Action – help is on the way.

(Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive the latest updates on Deferred Action and the application process).

Starting tomorrow, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the California Dream Network (CDN) will be mailing guides on how to prepare for when the initiative takes into effect on August 15.

Students Review "Document This!" Packet
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Do’s and Don’ts on Deferred Action for Dreamers (DAD) Sticky


Over the past few days, we’ve heard a lot of questions on the Deferred Action for Dreamers (DAD) proposal, and there’s a great deal of confusion as to what to do while we wait for more details. Here are some pointers to prepare you for when the application date becomes available.

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DREAMer Deferred Action Webinars - Register Today! Sticky


Get the facts, dismiss rumors, helps us spread the word about deferred action for undocumented youth.  Attend a webminar (a fun, interactive workshop right in your own home or wherever you may be using your computer) in English or Spanish.

Register today! Learn what the Obama Administration's announcement on prosecutorial discretion could mean for you, family, and friends.

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Relief for DREAMers - President Obama's Directive on Dreamers Sticky


Summary of Directive to Provide Prosecutorial Discretion to Dreamers

On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a third memo in accordance to its outgoing effort to exercise prosecutorial discretion.  Prosecutorial discretion is a law enforcement tool that allows immigration authorities to close or decide not to prosecute cases that are a low priority and to devote resources to cases that fall within DHS’s highest enforcement priorities.

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Your story, my story, our movement's story in a book we'll treasure for life. Sticky


Tell us your story, your family’s story, the movement’s story!

Last year as we celebrated the passage of the CA Dream Act and a decade of work since AB540, we decided to embark in an exciting journey to capture and document the history, struggles, and successes from the unique perspective of Wise Up!, CHIRLA, the CA Dream Network, and immigrant youth in a yearbook.

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What's Wrong With Arizona's "Papers, Please" Law? Sticky


The US Supreme Court will start hearing arguments this week to determine if Arizona’s extreme anti-immigrant law, SB1070, is constitutional or not. By striking it down (which is what we hope they will do), the High Court would set a precedent that state-sponsored racial profiling will not be tolerated.

What’s so wrong about SB1070?

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CA Dream Act Application Live Video Day! Sticky


The California Student Aid Commission, California Cash for College, CA Dream Network, and community organizations will host a statewide, interactive CollegeWeek Live virtual event, California Dream Act Day, Friday, April 20 from 9 AM to 6 PM. California Dream Act Day will assist high schools, college campuses, students, parents, and community members in applying for 2012-13 California Dream Act financial aid.

To participate in the CA Dream Act Day on 4/20 register at www.collegeweeklive.com/cacfc.  Students  who register and attend the virtual event on 4/20 could receive one of two $500 Dream in Action scholarships.

To find a live video event near you visit: http://tiny.cc/CADreamActDayMap

The California Dream Act of 2011 provides state financial aid to California students who meet the requirements for instate tuition under Assembly Bill 540. The Dream Act Application for 2012-13 was released by the California Student Aid Commission Monday, April 2, 2012.

California Dream Act Day this Friday April 20, will provide live, interactive morning training sessions beginning at 9 AM for high school counselors, college campus staff and community members to learn about the new application. Beginning at noon, students will have a variety ways to participate in line by line sessions to apply for Dream Act Institutional Aid.

Parents can also join these sessions which run until 6 pm. Students or parents can participate in online chat sessions to have their questions answered.

Event partners include the Office of Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, Coalition for Humane Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), CollegeWeek Live, The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, Educators for Fair Consideration, League of United Latin American Citizens, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Organizers have created viewing events at campuses to participate in the CA Dream Act Day. To find a live video event near you visit: http://tiny.cc/CADreamActDayMap

Please join the Facebook CA Dream Act Event page.

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CA Dream Act Application Now Available! Sticky


Great news everyone! Phase one of the 2012-2013 CA Dream Act Application for AB13 is now open! Phase 1 will give eligible AB 540 students access to institutional grants and Board of Governor’s Waivers (waives community college fees) and will be payable starting January 2013.  Please visit the CA Student Aid Commission website (http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp) and complete the CA Dream Act application. Students are encouraged to visit their institution’s financial aid office for further information regarding institutional aid.

Phase 2, which will provide eligible students with Cal Grants, will not open until January 2013 and will be payable for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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