The UC Irvine campus and the University of California system have compiled the following list of resources to help members of university community navigate the complicated and constantly changing issues regarding immigration and undocumented students. If you, your colleagues, friends or students have questions about their own status please direct them to the following sources of information. You may also wish to read the Committee for Equity and Inclusion for Undocumented Students’ statements of best practices for faculty, which is a good source of general information and guidance to help educate and equip us.
For issues related to the recent Executive Order regarding travelers from Iran, Iraq,
Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Libya, consult the UC Irvine International Center immigration policy resources website (which is constantly
For issues related to DACA/AB540 students or DREAMers, please see the following resources:
- Committee for Equity and Inclusion for Undocumented Students statements of best practices: includes contact information for counseling services as well as the services offered by UCI Dreamers.
- UCI Dreamers: contact UCI Dreamers Coordinator Ana Miriam Barragan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- UC System Undocumented Student Resources Center (based at UC Davis)
- UC Undocumented Student Resources Center statement on recent ICE actions, including contact information for pro bono legal services
The UCI Criminal Justice Clinic is also offering free legal representation.
Please note that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits the University from discriminating against individuals on the basis of national origin. The California Constitution prohibits the University from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual on the basis of national origin. University policy also prohibits discrimination based on national origin in student admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities. The University’s nondiscrimination policies apply to all applicants, including those who may be undocumented immigrants.
There are several of ally and awareness training programs available to members of the campus community. Please visit http://inclusion.uci.edu/ally-sensitivity-training/ for more information.
Additional resources can be found here:
- Family Emergency Plan
- Know Your Rights (in different languages)
- Know Your Rights Powerpoint Presentation
- Detainee Search
- SEARAC Resource Guide for Southeast Asian Americans Facing Criminal Deportation
- 1Love Movement: What to Know if You are Detained & Deported
- Deportation 101: A Community Resource on Anti-Deportation Education and Organizing
- FAQ for Community Groups - Immigration Enforcement Executive Actions - Interior Enforcement
- Practical Steps to Take if DACA is Repealed
- Fact Sheets and Resources on Trump Executive Actions on Immigration
For students seeking counseling services or just someone to talk to, please contact Dr. Karina Ramos, Senior Staff Psychologist at the UCI Counseling Center (949) 824-6457—she has extensive training and experience on these issues. Feel free to contact UCI Dreamers Coordinator Ana Miriam Barragan at (949) 824-6390 or email@example.com, for information about additional resources.