The Undocumented Working Group DREAMers mission is to identify meaningful paths of opportunities for students who have identified as undocumented. These students are unable to tap federal financial resources. This barrier, and other socio-cultural issues, inhibit retention and degree attainment. Their commitment is to research, document, and be a resource and a voice that supports these students as they explore their collegiate journey. They hope to influence policy and enact change that will support students who dare to dream. See the DREAMers blog for more information.
UO Ally Training - DREAMer Ally Training for Faculty and Staff
DACA Updates 2017-2018
- Editorial by Peter Courtney & Michael H. Schill, Oregonian, February, 9, 2018.
- Editorial by President Schill, Oregonian, October, 29, 2017.
- Message from President Schill in support of DACA students. En Español. 在普通话
- Guidelines for Prospective DACA Applicants by United We Dream
- Educators for Fair Consideration’s DACA Updates and Resources
- National Immigration Law Center: On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would not deport certain undocumented youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the DHS secretary, these youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it is terminating the DACA program
- Top 5 Things to Know About the Announcement That DACA Is Being Ended (September 2017), National Immigration Law Center
- 5 things to know about Trump’s announcement to end DACA by United We Dream
At the UO
The Counseling Center is offering an Undocumented Student Support Group this fall.
This support group is a safe, affirming, and confidential space for our undocumented students to connect and share their feelings and experiences given the current political climate. While building a community of support with other undocumented students, we also hope for students to gain ways of coping and connecting them with additional campus resources. For more details about day/time/location, contact Mariko Lin.
UO International Student and Scholar Services: We support all UO students, regardless of their immigration.
SEE ALSO: CMAE Resources for UO students
Legal Support at the UO
For immigration/legal related questions:
HR: International Employee Relations Office
International employees should contact:
Jennifer Doreen, International Employment Specialist
677 East 12th Av. 5210 University of Oregon | 541-346-2638
ASUO Legal Services
EMU Room 334 | 541-346-4273
ASUO Legal Services provides legal services and awareness of the law to UO students. Students can obtain free legal advice on issues such as landlord disputes, family law issues, criminal and non-criminal offenses, traffic accidents, name changes, etc.
Financial Aid Issues
Students who are unable to receive federal financial aid due to their residency status should not shy away from utilizing all resources available to them:
- Oregon Tuition-Equity Under House Bill 2787, certain students in the State of Oregon may qualify for resident tuition rates. Read more.
- Oregon Tuition Equity Frequently Asked Questions
- Oregon Gear UP
Resources and Information for and about Undocumented, Immigrant and DACA students
- Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students
- Oregon goes to College: Info for Undocumented Students (en Español)
- Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (en Español)
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC): educates immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. Includes webinars and other resources.
- Western Oregon University DACA info
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators - DACA Resource Page: For International Student Advisers and Education Abroad Advisers
- AFT (American Federation of Teachers) Immigration Pages: includes resources such as “Know Your Rights;” (en Español) “Creating a Family Immigration Raid Emergency Plan (en Español)" and “Deportation Denfense” (en Español)
- Immigration Equality: LGBTQ Immigration Rights Organization. Includes DACA FAQs and Legal Resources
- Beyond Deferred Action: Long-Term Immigration Remedies Every Undocumented Young Person Should Know About
- The UndocuScholars Project: In the Shadows of the Ivory Tower:Undocumented Undergraduates and the Liminal State of Immigration Reform
- College & University Presidents Call for U.S. to Uphold and Continue DACA: Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students
- American Immigration Council. "Know Your Rights" Refresher for Immigrants: As a reminder to immigrant communities, the National Immigration Law Center released a helpful guide which explains what individuals should do if they encounter law enforcement or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
- We Are Here to Stay: Mental Health Emergency Toolkit; Mental Health Resources
- How to Work Regardless of Immigration Status
- National Immigration Law Center Mental Health and Civil Rights Resources
- Responding to Everyday Bigotry
Specifically For Educators:
- What Educators Can Do to Support Undocumented Students
- Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide For Schools
- DRC Resources for Educators
- United We Dream National Toolkit: This Toolkit has 36 different examples of what schools, departments, classrooms and school districts across the country are doing with and for undocumented students.