Published: Monday, 23 September 2019
As the semester kicks into gear, LBSU and ASI have good news for undocumented students. As part of the university’s commitment to supporting DACA recipients, resources have been expanded in several capacities – financial assistance, legal advice and community support will all be available at The Beach.
On October 22, a DACA renewal workshop will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PH1-220. This clinic, which is made possible by For Undocumented Empowered Leaders (FUEL), the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and the Division of Student Affairs, will provide helpful information and advice for students applying for a DACA renewal. Several attorneys will be present to provide expert legal advice, and ASI Student Government will provide financial support for renewals. It is recommended that students apply for DACA renewal assistance two to three weeks prior to the workshop.
As Chief Diversity Officer Maythe Alderete Gonzalez explained, “we really want to make sure that dreamers feel welcome at The Beach, and providing these resources is a way of making that clear.” She emphasized the importance of the Dream Success Center, located in SSC-290, which provides “critical information and assistance for DACA recipients.”
Attorneys from the clinic will remain on campus to provide legal advice to undocumented students throughout the year. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them – they’re here for you!
Lastly, FUEL, one of the sponsors of the renewal clinic, is an excellent resource for undocumented students. FUEL is a student organization that supports immigrants regardless of legal status or country of origin.
“The Dream Success Center and FUEL help to create a welcoming support system for our community of undocumented students here at LBSU,” Maythe described. “It’s important to know that they have your back, as does the university and ASI as a whole.”