Campus Resources and Policies

AB540 and Undocumented Student Center Remote Operations

Winter 2021

 

Welcome to Winter Quarter 2021!

We are excited that you are here and that we get to be a part of your journey. Given that this quarter will be remote, we wanted to provide some information for you to get started. Take a look at the information provided below and be sure to look through our Frequently Asked Questions document (you can use "CTRL+F" to search for specific terms) and look through our website before emailing us. We want to make sure that you are supported as best as possible and given the increase in emails we highly encourage you to take a look at these resources. 

If you can't find an answer in our FAQ (above) or below and/or if you have follow-up questions, please email us at ab540-undocumented@ucdavis.edu 

To schedule an appointment with the Director, visit http://calendly.com/lbohorq to schedule an appointment with the Assistant Director, visit http://calendly.com/ialarcon. These appointments are available through zoom and phone. 

Connect with the Center and Team:

Daily interaction via social media and other outlets 

Events:

Check out our events and programs calendar for upcoming opportunities!

Available throughout Winter Quarter 2021 through online platforms: 

You will see more details about virtual gathering opportunities through our social media platforms like Instagram @ucd540undoc, Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/UndocCtr.UCD), and also via our newsletter.

Financial Support: 

The following grants, scholarships, and food vouchers for currently enrolled (6 units minimum) UC Davis students can be found at https://undocumented.ucdavis.edu/grants 

  • Food Voucher Program- $500 for the quarter 
  • Emergency Grant Program for Basic Needs ($500) and Legal Filing Fees ($500) per academic year 
  • Scholarships: UndocuScholar Award ($1,000), Dragonfly Award ($1,000), Graduate and Professional Student Scholarship ($3,000) 

More information on these grants and scholarships can be found at https://undocumented.ucdavis.edu/grants 

Mental Health Support:

Enrolled UC Davis students can receive individual counseling services from our partners at Counseling Services, Dr. Christian Latino, and Liliana Campos Ramales, which can be reached via email at calatino@ucdavis.edu and camposramales@ucdavis.edu. Reach out to ask questions regarding mental health services and support on campus or to connect and begin the appointment scheduling process. We also highly encourage you to join our support group, Together We Rise, and be in community with other UC Davis undocumented and immigrant students. Together We Rise meets every first and third Monday of the month at 1 pm. Take a look at our Center calendar by clicking here for other opportunities to connect with peers and be in community. 

Immigration Legal Support:

UC Immigrant Legal Services Center (UCIMM) provides free immigration legal support to all currently enrolled UC students and their immediate family members (i.e. parents, siblings, spouses, children). Currently enrolled UC Davis students can schedule virtual appointments with our Legal Fellow, Ariel Bailey. Students interested in receiving this support can schedule with Ariel at https://tinyurl.com/ucd-imm. For questions about an immigration case, you can email her at ariel.ucimm@law.ucdavis.edu 

Update: DACA has reopened for new applicants

What happened? From our partners at the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center 

On 12/04/20, a New York judge restored DACA to its original state. The Department of Homeland Security has begun to accept initial DACA applications, renewal requests regardless of the expiration date, and advance parole requests. DACA applications previously renewed for 1 year will be automatically extended to 2 years.  

Am I eligible? You may be eligible for DACA if you: 

  • Entered the USA before your 16th birthday 
  • Are at least 15 years old today 
  • Were born on or after 06/15/1981 
  • Were physically present in the US after 06/15/2012; 
  • Haven't left the USA since 06/15/2007; AND 
  • Are currently in high school, graduated from high school, received a GED, or were honorably discharged from the US military 

How will the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center support? 

  • UCIMM will be prioritizing initial DACA applications pending further information from the courts. 
  • UCIMM currently does not have the capacity for Advance Parole applications 
  • If UCIMM reaches capacity, we encourage folks to use this information to assist with evaluating additional immigration legal support options. 
  • You can also take a look at this comprehensive list of immigration services in the Sacramento area or search for resources in your area by going to www.ailalawyer.org 

What do I do now? 

UC Davis students/family members who may be eligible for DACA should: 

  1. Watch our partners, UC Immigrant Legal Services Center's webinar on initial DACA materials found at https://law.ucdavis.edu/ucimm/resources.html 
  2. Fill out this initial DACA screening form and send it to our Legal Fellow- Ariel Bailey at ariel.ucimm@law.ucdavis.edu 
  3. If you are a currently enrolled UC Davis student, apply to the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center's Emergency Grant to support you with DACA initial or renewal application fee costs ($495) as soon as possible. 
  4. Gather all materials in the initial DACA application checklist
  5. You can also take a look at this comprehensive list of immigration services in the Sacramento area or search for resources in your area by going to www.ailalawyer.org 

For questions about DACA or other legal information or support please email Ariel Bailey at ariel.ucimm@law.ucdavis.edu  

Holistic Support:

We will continue to offer academic, career, and interpersonal advising support for our students, in addition to advocacy and consultation opportunities for students, staff, community members, and faculty. General questions can be directed to ab540-undocumented@ucdavis.edu