Who Are Undocumented Students?Undocumented students are foreign nationals for whom any of the following are true:
Who Are Undocumented Students?
Undocumented students are foreign nationals for whom any of the following are true:
- They entered the US without inspection
- They entered the US legally but overstayed
- They have or previously had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status
- They are currently in the process of legalizing*
- They are vulnerable immigrants
The term "undocumented immigrant" refers to any person residing in any given country without legal documentation.
Undocumented Student Admission and Enrollment Steps
Folsom Lake College welcomes undocumented students who live in the US regardless of DACA status. Learn how to apply and enroll as an undocumented student!
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), in collaboration with Los Rios Community College District, offers free virtual/telephonic immigration consultations to Los Rios students, faculty, and staff. CHIRLA immigration services include:
- Immigration consultations
- DACA renewals
- Family-based immigration
- Know your rights
To make an appointment, visit CHIRLA and select Locations and Appointments from the menu.
Note: You are not required to state the nature of your case/question to college staff to make an appointment.
Free immigration legal services are available to students, staff, and faculty affiliated with the California community colleges. Priority for services is given to undocumented students, staff, and faculty. The immigration legal service providers offering services at the 65 campuses have developed scheduling, intake, and reporting processes that ensure student information remains confidential and protected.
Though all legal providers offer legal consultations and basic immigration benefit application assistance, some providers may offer additional services. Basic immigration legal assistance includes:
- Legal consultations to screen for immigration relief
- Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals
- Family-based petitions
- Naturalization/citizenship applications
Visit the California Community Colleges Undocumented Student Legal Services website to access these resources.
The DACA Assistance Fund is a one-time allocation of $3 million to support students, faculty, and staff across the California Community Colleges to pay for the $495 filing fee.
Who is eligible?
- Dual Enrolled students
- Noncredit students
- Adult education
The Fund supports both first-time applicants as well as those renewing their DACA within 150 days of their permit expiring.
What if the USCIS is not accepting applications at this time?
According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), requests will remain on hold, in "pending" status, while the Southern District of Texas order remains in effect. With respect to individuals who have not yet filed for DACA, under the Court's order, USCIS may continue to accept first-time DACA applications, but may not grant any initial DACA requests at this time. It is unclear whether there is any benefit to applying for initial DACA at this time. Please consult with a licensed immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative for advice on your case.
How to access benefits:
To access benefits from the Community College Immigration Services Project, students, faculty, and staff need to make an appointment with their region's identified host college, which can be found on the Chancellor's Office website.
Eligible individuals from any California Community College can schedule an appointment within their specific region and must choose a college that is closest to them.
For questions regarding eligibility or issues with scheduling, please email Alonso Garcia at email@example.com.
If I am already working with an organization that is not listed, can I still get assistance?
In order to be eligible to receive assistance with the USCIS filing fee, eligible individuals must use one of the nine legal service providers contracted to provide services under the Community College Immigration Services Project.
Fee Reimbursement Policy
If you filed before connecting with one of the nine chosen legal services providers, you are not eligible to receive a reimbursement of your fees.
Call Sacramento Rapid Response Network at (916) 245-6773 to report ICE activity.
Download our informational flyer: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Just Showed Up! Now What?.
- California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation – Call (916) 446-7901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Catholic Charities of California – Call (916) 706-1539.
- Center for Workers Rights – Call (916) 905-5857 or email email@example.com.
- McGeorge School of Law Immigration Clinic – Call (916) 739-7191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mexican Consulate of Sacramento – Call (916) 329-3500 or email email@example.com.
- Opening Doors – Call (916) 492-2591 ext. 238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services – Call (916) 456-1980 or email email@example.com.
- Sacramento FUEL Network – Call (916) 234-3734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UC Davis Legal Immigration Clinic – Call (530) 752-7996 or email email@example.com.
- World Relief Sacramento – Call (916) 978-2650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Asian Resources, Inc. – Call (916) 454-1892 or email email@example.com.
- California Family Resource Center – Call (916) 993-7781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- La Familia Counseling Center – Call (916) 452-3601 or email email@example.com.
- Latino Coalition for a Healthy California – Call (916) 448-3234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NorCal Resist – Call (916) 382-0256 or email email@example.com.
- Sacramento Covered – Call (916) 414-8333.
- Sacramento State Dreamer Resource Center – Call (916) 278-7241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UCD AB 540 & Undocumented Center – Call (530) 752-9538 or email email@example.com.
- Amnesty International
- California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office – Resources for Undocumented Students
- California Immigrant Policy Center – Call (916) 448-6762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
- Council on American Islamic Council Relations
- International Rescue Committee Sacramento – Call (916) 482-0120 or email NorthernCalifornia@rescue.org.
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- Immigrants Rising
- Jewish Community Relations Council
- Immigration Advocates Network
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- My Undocumented Life
- National Immigration Law Center – Call (213) 639-3900 or email email@example.com.
- National Immigrant Justice Center
- Things I’ll Never Say
- United We Dream
|FLC Policy||Folsom Lake College will not release any personally identifiable student information, including any data related to immigration status, without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.|
|College Eligibility||The CCCs, CSUs & UCs are open to all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission, regardless of immigration status.|
|Financial Aid Benefits||Students can be confident that based on federal and state law, any information they submit on their college admission and/or financial aid applications will not put themselves or their families at risk.|
|Restricting Data Access||Directory information, which includes name, dates of attendance, and other factors can be considered public information. Students may request that the college restrict access to their directory information by contacting the Admissions and Records Office|