June 18th, 2020 | SCOTUS DACA DECISION
To our Community,
The Dream Center asserts that our DACA and Undocumented students, faculty and staff are a valued and integral part of our Cal Poly community. We see you. We hear you. We stand with you. The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court states that Department of Homeland Security’s decision to end DACA was “arbitrary and capricious”. We are currently waiting on legal analysis of the decision and will have more information about what this means exactly for DACA recipients and the future of the DACA program as soon as possible. The decision is a judicial win, but it is not a permanent answer for DACA or undocumented people. In other words, the fight is not over. The Dream center will continue working to provide increased paid fellowship and research opportunities for students in an effort continue working towards creating an inclusive campus for our undocumented community.
It is important that we remain clear on the fact that DACA status is not connected in any way to admission, enrollment, or qualification for financial aid via the California Dream Act. California’s in-state tuition policy which provides qualified undocumented students with in-state tuition and access to state-funded financial aid is not impacted.
The Dream Center is here to reaffirm to our undocumented, DACAmented, Mixed status community that we are committed to ensuring your success at Cal Poly. We are working in conjunction with the university-wide efforts to ensure our campus supports our undocumented and DACAmented community holistically.
Currently, direct immigration legal services are available free of charge. Attorneys are available to assist with general consultations, DACA renewals, and more. Immigrant rising is holding a virtual “Beyond DACA Gathering” today 06/18/2020 at 5:30pm to provide more information about the Supreme Court decision. Experienced community members will guide conversations about the implications of the DACA decision, long-term immigration options, and maintaining mental and emotional well-being. Join here: https://tinyurl.com/ycwo7gt8
Cal Poly Legal Clinic Times
Appointments below as well as the webinar are available to students, staff, faculty and family members of the Cal Poly community. We have two appointments available per each half hour slot, which is 20 slots per clinic day. Register here.
June 29, 2020 10am-3pm
July 14, 2020 10am-3pm
July 30, 2020 10am-3pm
August 12, 2020 10am-3pm
August 25, 2020 10am-3pm
Counseling services are available virtually for Cal Poly students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 805-756-2511. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential counseling services to all Cal Poly employees and their families. Please call their 24-hour support hotline at 800-367-7474.