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UndocuSupport Hour

Looking to meet and connect with other undocumented students and allies on campus? You are not alone! Join us for UndocuSupport Hour - a casual and confidential space for you to come and hang out with the DVC Dreamers Alliance! We look forward to meeting you!

March 23, 2021; 3:00pm-4:00pm

DACA Updates and President Biden's Proposed Legislations

View Presentation Recording Here

Join us on March 23 to hear about the recent DACA updates and President Joe Biden’s latest proposed legislations from Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) Staff Attorney, Denny Kasso. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about these proposed legislations that could potentially benefit millions of undocumented immigrants! Ms. Kasso will also be providing legal screenings after the meeting for those interested. 

April 13, 2021; 5:00pm-6:00pm

Traveling with Advance Parole, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and other Immigration benefits

April 13, 2021 Undocu Support Flyer
[image] UndocuSupport Hour April 13, 2021 Flyer

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April 27 2021 2021; 5:00pm-7:00pm

Movie Night: Waking Dreams

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May 11, 2021; 5:00pm-6:00pm

Get your undocuhustle on! 

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Have questions? Please contact us at dreamers@dvc.edu

Partnership with the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)

DVC Legal Services/Servicios Legal - Available throughout the year!

 

To learn more about IIBA's services, watch the video above and visit our Community Resources webpage.

FREE Legal Services Consultas Legales de Inmigración GRATIS

Would you like to talk to a lawyer?
Book a FREE consultation now!

Call (925) 237-8581 ext. 11 or book an appointment online at https://IIBAatDiabloValley.apptoto.com.

DVC Legal Services Flyer in English

¿Te gustaría hablar con un abogado de inmigración?
¡Haz una consulta GRATIS!

Llama al (925) 237-8581 ext. 11 o haz una cita en esta pagina https://IIBAatDiabloValley.apptoto.com.

Folleto de DVC Servicios Legales en español

Undocu-Wisdom Series

Each month, an immigration attorney will provide updates and information on topics that are top-of-mind for undocumented students, immigrant communities, and their allies. Please bring your questions as there will be time at the end to answer them!

Wednesday, April 14 at 5 pm - DACA, TPS, & Immigration Policy Briefing 

Undocu-Wisdom Workshop 1

Join us to hear about the recent DACA updates, Temporary Protective Status (TPS), President Joe Biden’s latest proposed legislations. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about recent immigration changes and the proposed legislations that could potentially benefit millions of undocumented immigrants! 

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Wednesday, May 5th at 5 pm  - Initial DACA Legal Screening Workshop 

IIBA Undocu-Wisdom Workshop 2Wanna apply to DACA for the first time? Please join us to hear a short presentation explaining how you can apply to DACA for the first time. This presentation will be followed by a DACA legal screening for all interested attendees and the opportunity to ask your immigration questions to an immigration attorney. 

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Wednesday, June 9th at 5 pm - Traveling with Advance Parole, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and Other immigration benefits 

IIBA Undocu-Wisdom Workshop 3

Are you interested in traveling as an undocumented student? Join us to hear about Advance Parole (permit to travel abroad), its requirements, its risks and benefits and traveling within or outside of the US as an undocumented student. Also, learn about SIJS (Special Immigration Juvenile Status) and the ways to obtain a green card or legal permanent residency in the US.

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Past Events

2020-2021

Undocumented Student Action Week - October 19 - 23, 2020
Undocumented Student Week of Action Calendar

DVC is participating in Undocumented Student Action Week, with California Community Colleges across the State. Join us in advocacy and education efforts in solidarity with undocumented students. See this year's calendar of events
You can also go to the Community College League of California for more information and resources.

Download the DVC DREAMers Zoom Background

 

DACA Webinar/Seminario de DACA - August 11, 2020, 12 pm - 1 pm

English

Do you have questions about DACA or other immigration relief?  Hear updates on DACA, Public Charge, and other immigrant rights. Featuring: Denny Kasso, Staff Attorney at the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

DACA Webinar Flyer in English 

Español

¿Tienes preguntas sobre DACA u otro alivio de inmigración? Escucha acerca de las actualizaciones de DACA, carga pública y otros derechos de los inmigrantes. Con Denny Kasso, Abogada del Instituto de Inmigración del Área de la Bahía

Folleto de Seminario de DACA en español

2019-2020

FREE Immigration Clinic - November 14, 2019, 3 pm-7 pm

DVC Dreamers Alliance is collaborating with the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) and OneJustice to host a FREE immigration clinic on November 14, from 3-7pm. General immigration screenings and DACA renewals will be available. This event is by appointment only so please call (415) 534-5878 to make your appointment today.

Viva DACA Night, November 7, 2019, 6 pm-9 pm

Viva DACA Night Banner

The DVC DREAMers Alliance and Latinx Student Alliance present Viva DACA Night. Join us on November 7, from 6 pm -9 pm, for a night of music, poetry and celebration. Highlighting live music from Gabriel Navia, storytelling from nationally acclaimed poet Yosimar Reyes, and a dance performance by Pittsburg High School’s Ballet Folklórico group. Dinner will be provided. The event will conclude with a student panel and silent auction.

Proceeds from Viva DACA Night will be used to pay 4CD student DACA renewal fees at the Immigration Clinic on November 14. DVC’s Immigration Clinic is being hosted in partnership with the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) and OneJustice. 

Sliding scale donations and RSVP can be made at www.tinyurl.com/DVCVivaDACA.
Please note: DACA renewal fees are $495 per individual.

Undocumented Student Action Week - October 14 - 18, 2019

DVC is participating in Undocumented Student Action Week, with other California Community Colleges. Join us in advocacy and education efforts in solidarity with undocumented students.

You can also go to the Community College League of California for more information and resources.

Calender of UndocuActionWeek Events 

2018-2019

Undocumented Student Action Week - October 15 - 19, 2018

DVC is participating in Undocumented Student Action Week, with other California Community Colleges. Join us in advocacy and education efforts in solidarity with undocumented students.

You can also go to the Community College League of California for more information and resources.

Calender of UndocuAction Week Events

2017-2018

4CD DREAMers Conference 

 

  • Odette Tapia, Biology major

    “ I joined the DVC DREAMers Alliance and I began to take up space in rooms where I knew I could make a difference. The DREAMers Alliance provided a sense of allyship. I remember the first day I showed up to those meetings. I was usually the only student there. Frightening at first but I began to use my voice giving them an inside look of what being undocumented was really about. I also got to network with faculty that knew where I came from like and who opened doors such as the DREAM SF Fellowship."

    - Hernan Soto, DREAMer Alumni 

  • Cristobal Castañeda, DREAMer Alumni

    "Although I faced many barriers as an undocumented college student, I feel fortunate to have found genuine support and guidance at Diablo Valley College. I’m incredibly thankful to all the professors, counselors, and classmates who welcomed me warmly and encouraged me to pursue my educational goals. Now that I’m transferring to a 4-year university, I feel confident in my ability to succeed academically while helping to lead efforts in making education a possibility for all students, including DREAMers."

    - Cristobal Castañeda, DREAMer Alumni

  • Pauline Poe, Mechanical Engineering major

    “No Human Being Is Illegal On Stolen Land. Our undocumented status does not and will never define who we are as people. We are so much more than the “legal papers” this country is looking for. I know that it took some time for me to accept myself and my status, and every day I still try to find ways to accept myself especially when the country we know doesn’t accept us. We have to remember that there is nothing wrong with taking our time to feel, ask for help, and to just be. We are human beings and we should be treated as such."

    - Hazel Pinon, Current DREAMer

  • Gabriel Gabru, Scholarship recipient

    "As a first-generation college student and an undocumented immigrant, it was always a dream of mine to pursue higher education. When coming to the United States I knew being here was a privilege and an opportunity, one I did not have in my home country of El Salvador. After I graduated high school I knew that my road to success had to include higher education but because of financial struggles, my options became limited. Finally, I took the decision to come to DVC, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I made. Here at DVC I found a community of other Latinos with goals similar to mine."

    - Lilian Ventura, Current DREAMer

  • Chris Calderon

    "Being low-income I have not had the educational opportunities that middle-class families have. All my life I attended schools with students predominantly African-American or Hispanic. We were not given the proper resources to succeed in this educational system. So in order for me to continue on my journey, I had to work twice as hard. I managed to learn and apply to scholarships and financial aid even though I am undocumented. The professors, mentors, and tutors at DVC have prepared me academically and with great perseverance and determination. I’m proud to say that I am now attending the University of California, Berkeley, and majoring in sociology."

    - Maria Bojorquez, DREAMer Alumni

  • Joseph Worku, Computer Science major, MESA Alumni, current UCSD student

    "Extracurricular activities sometimes take the most out of you but they're worth it. While I was at DVC I took advantage of the Latinx Student Alliance Club, Student Assistant at a Cadaver Lab, Speech and Debate team, Work Study at the Office of Student Engagement and Equity, The DREAMers Alliance, The PUMA Center, and the abundance of mentors. I faced my fears by getting involved and I met some of my best friends because of my involvement."

    - Hernan Soto, DREAMer Alumni

  • Luis Almendarez

    "One of the worries I had when I started college was being able to afford it. Given that I am undocumented, I do not qualify for FAFSA. During my first semester of college I was charged as an out-of-state student, I was afraid that I would not be able to take classes due to financial inability. Luckily, California is one of the states that allow in-state tuition to dreamers known as AB540 and I was also qualified for the Dream Act, and EOPs which had been a tremendous help for me."

    - Hazel Pinon, Current DREAMer