Undocumented Student Programs
Dear USP Students,
On March 14, Chancellor Wilcox sent a communication regarding the university deemed “closed” by the Health Officer of the County of Riverside, effective March 16, through April 30, 2020. “Closed” in this context means all offices, units or departments will not have staff on campus unless they are essential personnel, and many staff may be working remotely. For updates on the campus closure visit: https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus.
However, we want to let you know that USP is here for you, and to help meet your needs. But in accordance with the new orders, our physical office, along with the rest of the campus is closed. However, USP services remain open and accessible via online/virtual work. Please see below on how to access our services.
How Can I Contact USP For Help?
If you need assistance you are strongly encouraged to make a virtual appointment (ZOOM/Phone). Please schedule your appointment via ana-usp-ucr.youcanbook.me. For any questions, please contact Ana.Coria@ucr.edu.
Coordinator, Undocumented Student Programs
UC Immigrant Legal Services is providing free DACA renewal assistance to UC students and their immediate family members. You should assess whether it makes sense for you to apply as soon as possible. There is no deadline by when applications are due. However, the government has already made public that it plans to appeal the court decision. The renewal program may be available indefinitely or may be stopped by another court, depending on how the case proceeds in the courts. To schedule an appointment with UC Immigrant Legal Service Center please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your UCR email.
For more information on immigration legal services, click here.
Information and Resources:
- UCILS's DACA Injunction FAQ
- ILRC's DACA Rescission Case Summary
- UCILSC's FAQ on TPS
- UCILSC's FAQ on Real ID
- ILRC's Legislation Summary
- NILC's About DACA and Employment
- UC Immigrant Legal Services Center's Message on DACA (9/5/17)
- IRLC DACA Advisory
- "Know Your Rights" Card for UC student
- UCR: FAQ for UCR Employees on Immigration Enforcement (Pick up printed copies from USP)
- FAQ for UC Employees on Immigration Enforcement
DACA does not impact an undergraduate student’s eligibility for state/institutional financial aid.
Undocumented Students that meet the AB 540 requirements are eligible for state and institutional aid through the CA DREAM Act. CA DREAM Act allows undocumented students that are eligible for AB540 to receive aid such as Cal Grants, UCR Grants, the DREAM Loan, and scholarships from UCR.
Again, eligibility to state and institutional financial aid is not based off a student’s DACA status.
Statement from UC and UCR Leadership:
- UC President Napolitano calls on Congress to Make Protections Permanent
- Kim A. Wilcox: Why the Inland Empire should worry about DACA ending (Press Enterprise, September 1)
- Janet Napolitano: Congress has the power — and the responsibility — to protect the ‘dreamers’ (Washington Post, August 11)
- UC regents affirm support for DACA and Dreamers
- UCR Senate Chair on DACA Withdrawal
- LAUC Statement of Principles on Undocumented Students
- From President Napolitano and Chancellor Wilcox
- From President Napolitano and the UC Chancellors
- From President Napolitano to UC Chancellors
- From UC/CSU to Trump
- The UC Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community
Undocumented Student Programs
Undocumented Student Programs welcomes all DREAMers, students from mixed-status families and undocu allies! No matter your immigration status or cultural background, you have an equal opportunity at UCR to get a quality education in a safe and friendly environment with resources to help you achieve your goals. We are here to support you on your journey to greater success! We can help you with:
- Academic, housing, financial aid and study abroad resources
- CA Dream Act and DACA assistance
- Legal and community referrals
- Textbooks and calculators from the USP Lending Library
- Leadership opportunities
- Undocu Ally training
- Grad school planning
- Internships and fellowships.
- The R’Dream Scholarship and Book Grant
- We can present at your school! We can explain the UC application process, financial aid, state and federal policies, and more. We can also present in Spanish.
- Learn more ways that you can support your undocumented students.
New UC Undocumented Website
Visit the new University of California Office of the President (UCOP) website, undoc.universityofcalifornia.edu, to learn more about UC-systemwide resources for undocumented students.