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Supporting our Dreamers
Foothill is committed to supporting all students regardless of immigration status and making this a “Safe Campus” through resources and services.
Foothill wants students to know that they are not alone! We stand united through continued support as a community. Please watch the video below for a message from President Thuy Nguyen.
5 Things to Know About the Announcement That DACA Is Being Ended
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump administration, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- Your DACA is valid until its expiration date.
- No new DACA applications will be accepted.
- DACA issuances and work permits that expire between now and March 5, 2018, must be
submitted for renewal by October 5, 2017.
- Advance parole to travel abroad is no longer available.
- We are united in this fight.
Please visit the National Immigration Law Center for details about each and most current information.
Other Steps to Take
1. Apply for Financial Aid
We encourage all Dreamers to apply for financial aid through the California Dream Act application.
2. Know Your Rights
All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution.
First, it is recommended that every immigrant order a free Red Card, which details (in both English and Spanish) how to address police and ICE officials if an encounter arises.
- Order a Red Card online at the Immigration Legal Reource Center (ILRC).
- Employment-related rights
- Rights of Immigrants Against Unlawful Searches and Seizures
- Right of Immigrants to Remain Silent
- Rights of Immigrants to be Represented by an Attorney
- Rights of Immigrants to Refuse to Sign Any Document
3. What Immigrants Can Do Now
As America faces challenges in our long fight to uphold our founding values of liberty and justice for all, the National Immigrant Justice Center stands firmly with immigrant communities who make our country strong. NIJC encourages all immigrant communities to stay informed of new and changing policies, as nothing is certain.
In the meantime, here are important things to know right now.
- Make an appointment for a legal consultation.
- If you have been a permanent resident for three or more years, consult with a legal service provider about preparing to apply for U.S. citizenship.
- Avoid negative interaction with law enforcement. Something like a DUI or conviction related to drugs can have irreversible negative immigration consequences.