Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Immigrant Youth

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), on September 5, 2017, has generated fear and confusion among many San Mateo County students and their families. In response, the San Mateo County Office of Education has reconfirmed its commitment to supporting these students, their families, and the schools and districts that serve them.

“DACA has provided many families in our county and state with hope: hope for an education and hope for a brighter future. Students in our schools have known that with dedication and hard work, they had the chance to receive an education and become the teachers, doctors, nurses, leaders, and responsible citizens that we encourage them to be every day in class,” commented Anne E. Campbell, San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools.

“As educators, we worry about the impact of the President’s decision on school attendance and performance. This is a tremendous psychological burden for families, and our students, teachers, and schools feel it,” she added. 

In light of the President’s action, the San Mateo County Office of Education has restated its commitment to all students in the county regardless of their immigration status. Superintendent Campbell also made a plea for action at the national level, “We urge the United States Congress to adopt legislation that extends the DACA program and that provides students with a pathway to citizenship, thus enabling them to continue to participate fully in life in the United States, a country that prides itself on its immigrant heritage.”

Resources - General Internet Sources

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Features clear and thorough immigration information, including DACA

Frequently Asked Questions on DACA 
The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017 Rescission of DACA

Top 5 Things to Know about DACA
Top 5 Things to Know About President Trump’s Announcement to End DACA

NAKASEC 
DACA information for speakers of Korean

United We Dream 
Sign up for DACA updates

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Official government Web site

Local Immigration Resources and DACA Assistance

API (Asian Pacific Islander) Legal Outreach 
2121 Junipero Serra Boulevard
Daly City, CA 94014
(415) 567-6255

Coastside Hope 
Provides citizenship and immigration services
The Coastside Hope staff are bilingual (English/Spanish) and have deep and longstanding connections to the Coastside.  
99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA
(650) 726-9071

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto 
2117-B University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 326-6440

LIBRE Project
330 Twin Dolphin Dr. Suite 123
Redwood City, CA 94065

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) 
San Francisco based organization
Maintains a mailing list
Web site includes clear step-by-step guide
Mailing address:
E4FC 2130 Fillmore Street, #248
San Francisco, CA 94115

International Institute of the Bay Area 
Redwood City Office
2600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area 
131 Steuart Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415.543.9444
Fax: 415.543.0296

Facebook Page for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area