Resources for Students and Educators

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Our team has created an ally poster that educators and counselors can post on their offices and share with their networks! Download a copy here.

***Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19***

My Undocumented Life Blog www.myundocumentedlife.org

We 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, personal stories of growing up undocumented, and much more.

San Diego Dream Team (SDDT) www.facebook.com/SdDreamTeam/

The SDDT is an immigrant youth-led organization in San Diego that works to pass policies that can improve the living conditions of immigrants. The SDDT organizes a series of community events, including DACA workshops, ‘know your rights’ events, and more.

DREAM Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) www.unitedwedream.org/about/projects/education-deep/

DEEP seeks to lay the groundwork that advances the educational justice movement in the U.S. by focusing resources and research on the needs and realities of immigrant students in order to increase educational attainment rates. Resources provided by DEEP include: “DACA Guide for Teachers”, “Tuition Equity Map”, “Just Ask! Which College Is Right for You?”, “Graduate! A Financial Aid Guide to Success”, and much more!

Educators For Fair Consideration www.e4fc.org

E4FC offers an array of programs and services that holistically address the needs of undocumented young people through direct support, leadership and career development, community outreach and education, creative expression, and advocacy. E4FC has a number of guides, including: “DACA Guide”, “Got DACA? Now What?”, scholarships lists, educator guides, and more!

Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred- (GRADD)  www.dreamresourcecenter.org/gradd.html

GRADD was founded by undocumented graduate students and Labor Center interns in 2010 to address the needs of immigrant students interested in pursuing graduate education. GRADD works to establish a national network of students, faculty members, and community leaders dedicated to bringing resources and attention to this underserved student population. Through the creation of an inclusive and safe environment, GRADD works to reassure students that their academic and professional goals are achievable.
Pre-Health Dreamers http://www.phdreamers.org/

The online organization provides resources such as career pathway charts, scholarship information, and internships, for undocumented youth who aspire to have careers in the science and health fields. Advice about the pathways to graduate school, including nursing and medical school, are featured in the website.

HEALTH RESOURCES

This is a list of clinics in San Diego that provide a wide range of health-related services for low-income communities, including regular check-ups, pediatric care, dental care, women’s health, immunizations, family planning, and much more:

Family Health Centers of San Diego www.fhcsd.org/
North County Health Services www.nchs-health.org/
Vista Community Clinic www.vistacommunityclinic.org

LEGAL RESOURCES

American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org

The ACLU works to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties. Oceanside Offices have very low cost legal consultations once a month.

Unitarian Universalist Refugee & Immigrant Services & Education (UURISE) www.uurise.org

Low cost immigration legal services. Does not take on deportation cases. Will conduct workshops for community organizations and schools. This organization is dedicated to empower immigrants and refugees by providing direct legal services. UURISE offers assistance with naturalization applications, DACA, legal counseling and representation, and more.

National Immigration Law Center www.nilc.org

This national organization is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. On their website, NILC features a number of immigration-related reports and resources, including information on in-state tuition benefits and state financial aid for undocumented students.
Immigration Lawyer Search www.ailalawyer.org

This site is a search engine where you can locate immigration lawyers near your area. The page provides both English/Spanish options.

Immigration Law Help www.immigrationlawhelp.org

This website acts as a database with names to services that are free or low-cost to undocumented immigrants. In the case that one requires a lawyer, this service allows you to find one. You are able to check by state and even search by detention facility.

Border Angels www.borderangels.org

This is a non-profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the U.S.-Mexican border. Border Angels serves the immigrant community in San Diego through migrant outreach programs such as Day Laborer outreach and free legal assistance.