Sacramento City College aims to create a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for undocumented immigrant students from point of recruitment, to enrollment and completion of their goals.
Undocu-Resource Program Goals
- Promote student advocacy and help students find their voice.
- Build equitable and secure pathways towards graduation of undocumented students on campus.
- Create a safe space and a welcoming environment.
- Build a robust, sustainable, and accessible resource system of allies for undocumented students.
The Undocu-Resource Program at Sacramento City College advocates for undocumented students, their families and community members affected by the undocumented experience. We encourage students to break the barriers in education and empower them to become leaders of change. Taking a holistic approach, we understand the complexity and the diverse undocumented student struggle affected by the constantly changing immigration policies and multiple identities each undocumented student holds. Through programmatic and academic support, the Undocu-Resource Program will advocate for those affected by undocumented issues to succeed and thrive at Sacramento City College.
AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68
Assembly Bill 540 allows qualifying students, including undocumented immigrant students, to pay in-state tuition fees at public colleges or universities. This means AB 540 students will be allowed to pay the same amount for college tuition as a resident or U.S. citizen.
Assembly Bill 2000 increases student eligibility for those who graduated early from a California High School with the equivalent of three or more years of credits. If a student graduates early, they must have attended CA elementary or secondary schools for a cumulative total of 3 or more years. It allows students meeting the criteria below to pay in-state tuition, the same as resident students.
Senate Bill 68 expands AB 540 to enable students to count years spent at a California Community College and Adult School towards AB 540 eligibility. Additionally, the bill will allow the completion of an Associate’s Degree or satisfaction of the minimum requirements to transfer to the University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) to meet the degree or unit requirements. These new eligibility criteria expand possibilities for students educated in CA to qualify for in-state tuition and state-based financial aid at CCCs, CSUs, and UCs.
Calif. Dream Act
The California DREAM Act is composed of two parts:
- AB 130 allows eligible AB 540 students to apply for privately-funded scholarships and grants given out by public colleges and universities in California.
- AB 131 allows eligible AB 540 students to receive limited state financial aid, which includes: Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver, Competitive Cal Grants, and grants and scholarships awarded by public colleges and universities in California.
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Certain people who came to the U.S. as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis under the DACA guidelines.
AB 540 permite que estudiantes que califican, incluyendo a estudiantes que son inmigrantes indocumentados, puedan pagar la matrícula estatal en universidades públicas. Esto significa que los estudiantes AB540 podrán pagar la misma cantidad por sus estudios universitarios que los estudiantes que son residentes o ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos.
El Acta del Sueño de CA
El Acta del Sueño de Ca está compuesta de dos partes:
- AB 130 permite que los estudiantes AB 540 puedan solicitar becas privadas que son dadas por las universidades públicas en CA.
- AB 131 permite que los estudiantes AB 540 puedan recibir ayuda financiera estatal limitada, la cual incluye: el BOG Fee Waiver, y Cal Grants A y B.
Este memorando se asegura que el Departamento de Seguridad Interior (CBP, USCIS y ICE) practique discreción hacia ciertos individuos que llegaron a los Estados Unidos como menores en consideración de caso por caso particularmente. También permite que los individuos que han sido aprobados puedan recibir un permiso de trabajo. Ambos son válidos por un periodo de tiempo de dos años y pueden ser renovados si el memorando continúa en vigor.