• 2015-2016 Staff

  • 2015 Chancellor’s Diversity Award Winners, including our legal fellow, Marcus Tang, Esq., and our academic coordinator, Ana Maciel.

  • Nancy Davis, a College of Engineering major adviser, speaking with a student in the consulting office during her office hours.

  • The AB540 and Undocumented Student Center's white board, decorated with student designed, cut-out butterflies.

  • Moderators for our first Peer Ally Training, Spring 2015

  • James Astorga and Marcus Tang, Esq., new and previous legal fellows

  • The first staff members of the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center

  • Hector Gamero, Engineering PhD candidate, presenting at the Pathway to Grad School during Undocumented Resources Awareness Week, Fall 2015


At the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center, we help empower students to attain their educational goals, overcome legal and financial obstacles and achieve their long-term dreams. Feel free to look about the site and visit the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center! If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call us right away. 


The AB540 & Undocumented Student Center is now offering emergency cash grants, meal swipe grants, and bedding grants to students. Please view our Grants page (under "Grants" tab) for more information for eligibility and how to submit a form.


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Quick Announcements

  • In observance of Memorial Day, the AB540 & Undocumented Student Center will be closed on Monday, May 30th. 
  • The last Coffee Talks of the quarter will be held this Thursday, May 26th, from 6-7pm and the AB540 & Undocumented Student Center.

This Week's Feature: Article

Yuriana Aguilar sits at her microscope in a biomedical lab at UC Merced that studies sudden cardiac death. (Sasha Khokha/KQED)
Undocumented Ph.D. Makes History at UC Merced

by Sasha Khokha, KQED

“'I remember, I was here in the lab when I was watching the news about DACA. I cried,” she says. “I was here with the heart, so that was very emotional. To see that I could actually do this, that it would allow me to continue to work here.”

DACA allowed Aguilar to get a temporary work permit. She has to renew it every two years, but has no path to permanent legal status. Without that, she can’t apply for a lot of government grants and fellowships. She also can’t travel to visit the scientists she’s collaborated with in Brazil, Spain and Argentina.

“When you don’t have papers, you are very limited. But science just doesn’t have borders. That’s very impressive to me. They don’t exist because that would limit the advancement of technologies and how much progress we’re making in the field,” Aguilar says."

Read more: http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/05/23/shes-good-at-picking-squash-and-researching-heart-failure

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1003 Student Community Center
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