Resources for Undocumented Students

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California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 114 colleges. Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions." – from the CCC Chancellor's Office website

The CCC Chancellor's Office has put together a list of resources for undocumented students.


County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations

"Over the past two decades Santa Clara County developed a unique approach to immigrant integration. Policy makers, activists, scholars, researchers, county employees and community members often work together to strategize and implement changes in order to better recognize demographic shifts and appreciate immigrant contributions... Santa Clara County has made significant efforts to develop policies based on research, establish practices and collaborations that go beyond typical approach adopted by other local governments." –from the County of Santa Clara OIR website


Define American 

"Define American is a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America." –from the Define American website


For more information or to subscribe to the e-list, please contact the Define American Foothill College Chapter.

Immigrants Rising

Formerly  Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

“Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.” –from the Immigrants Rising website


Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

“The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.” –from the ILRC website


Immigration Law Help

“ is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Only nonprofits that are BIA recognized or have attorneys on staff are included in the directory. Users can search by state, zip code, or detention facility. Users can also refine their search by types and areas of legal assistance provided, populations served, languages spoken, other areas of legal assistance, and non-legal services provided. was developed by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net with support from the Four Freedoms Fund.” –from the Immigration Law Help website

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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

“Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the ‘law firm of the Latino community,’ MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.” –from the MALDEF website


My Undocumented Life Blog

“Our mission at My Undocumented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.” –from the My Undocumented Life Blog website


National Immigrant Law Center (NILC)

“Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.” –from the NILC website


Santa Clara Country Rapid Response Network (RRN)

“The Rapid Response Network aims to expand the community's capacity to monitor and document ICE operations in real time. We will support the process of gathering evidence used to free someone from ICE custody. We will expose  any intimidating and unconstitutional tactics ICE uses to detain immigrants."–from the RRN PACT website


Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN)

“SIREN has grown to include policy analysis and advocacy, community education, citizenship application assistance, and community and service provider trainings. SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Silicon Valley through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy and naturalization services.  We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.” –from the SIREN website

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