Student Resources / Recursos para Estudiantes

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Campus Resources 

The Undocumented Students Services at Stan State is committed to student success, which includes providing a campus culture that reflects and values diversity and promotes inclusion. As a campus community we strive to fully support all of our students, including undocumented students, families and those most directly affected by current situation with COVID-19, undocumented immigration status, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Undocumented Student Services office will be temporarily closed until further notice. However, most services will be available via over the phone, zoom meetings, and/or email. The Undocumented Student Services staff is available Monday through Friday from 8: 00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Undocumented Student Services

  • Community Engagement
  • Continued free immigration consultations
  • Daily Phone/Zoom Walk-ins
  • Educational Workshops
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Organizing & Advocacy Trainings
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Scholarship Application Assistance

DACA Renewal Funds

In a continued effort to providing a path to success we are happy to inform you that our immigration legal team has identified limited grant opportunities of $495 available to assist with coverage of DACA renewal application fees. This is available to Stan State students, staff, faculty, and community members. If you or someone you know is eligible to renew their DACA, we strongly encourage scheduling an appointment with our immigration legal team to renew their DACA application. A decision from the Supreme Court can be announced any time between now and June and we want to ensure that all students who are eligible, are able to renew. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment by contacting us at or call (209) 667-3519.

Campus Cares Student Crisis Assistance

Cares is a program designed to provide assistance to currently enrolled Stanislaus State students who are struggling with a personal crisis or an emergency situation. For some students, the financial impact of a fire, temporary homelessness, an unexpected auto expense, injury or loss of a family member could drastically affect their success. For more infomation visit

Food Distribution

The Food Distribution will remain available to provide supplemental food assistance to students during the COVID-19 health crisis. For more information visit 

Student Health Care

The Student Health Center is open for telephone appointments only. For more information visit 

Essential student services

Essential student services will continue, with many departments providing access online or by phone. These steps have been taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of students while enabling the University to continue supporting your degree completion during this time. To access full essential student services list visit

Community Resources 

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA) : 

CHIRLA was founded in 1986. CHIRLA is a California leader with national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy. CHIRLA’s mission is to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants.
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UndocuBlack Network 

The UndocuBlack Network (UBN) is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community, facilitates access to resources, and contributes to transforming the realities of our people, so we are thriving and living our fullest lives.

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California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA):

CRLA was founded in 1966 as a nonprofit legal services program. Our mission is to strive for economic justice and human rights on behalf of California's rural poor.
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El Concilio of Stanislaus County: 

This program offers the following services: individual and family consultations, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Visa processing, translations, affidavit of support, appeals of legalization and Naturalization, adjustment of status, Family Unity, joint petitions, waivers for conditional residents, community education, advice and referrals.
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Immigrants Rising:

A comprehensive educational organization that offers programs and services that address the financial, legal, career, and emotional health needs of undocumented youth. E4FC’s holistic approach integrates undocumented young people in the design and implementation of their services. They are in the process of implementing services for the Central San Joaquin Valley.
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Lawyers Educating You (LEY) Video Toolkit:

This video toolkit from Social Justice Collaborative has information on eligibility for U visas, steps to consider before applying for asylum and concerns on immigrant applications. 
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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF):

MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.
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United We Dream (UWD)

Mission: We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants.

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National Immigration Law Center (NILC):

NILC is a national legal advocacy organization, defends and advances the rights of immigrants and their families. The NILC’s focus is on health, access to public benefits (i.e. food and nutrition), cash assistance, temporary assistance, and on reforming the immigration system in the US. Visit the website to find more information on immigration reform.
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Additional Resources

Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.Request a Red Card