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
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
Does Public Charge Affect You?
Public charge is a rule that immigration can use to deny an application for permanent residence (“Green card”) or certain other visas if the applicant is likely to depend on certain government programs if approved. Learn more here.
¿Le afecta la carga pública?
Carga Pública es una regla que Inmigración puede utilizar para negar una solicitud de residencia permanente ("tarjeta verde") u otras ciertas visas, si es probable que el solicitante dependa de ciertos programas del gobierno de ser aprobada la solicitud. Aprende más aquí.
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
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
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
Facebook Page for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area