Center for International Families and Students (DACA)

The Center for International Families and Students (Previously Known as DACA Office) launched this year in supporting and providing services for families and students who have transitioned into San Diego Unified from other countries beyond the U.S.  

Our office currently supports families and students with information pertaining to California’s Dream Act (AB540) and the U.S. Deferred Action For ChildHood Arrivals (DACA) Program.  Our office also supports families with a hotline where families may call in to inquire about resources and services, as well as answer questions about issues around refugee, immigration and citizenship.  

C.A. Dream Act Support (AB540): 

Students can apply who will be enrolled in a California college, university, and career education program for state financial aide.  This state-wide support is unrelated to the federal DACA program.   To apply online please visit: 

https://dream.csac.ca.gov

U.S. DACA Support: 

Former students can apply to receive the documentation needed to apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department for the programIndividuals requesting paperwork must make an appointment in person or by calling (619) 209-4553.  Documents can only be provided to students who attended school in the San Diego Unified School District.

An original birth certificate, photo identification and completed application for the information must be presented. If the application is being made for another person, all the identification material must be presented, along with a letter from the individual authorizing the release of information. The students’ name must be the same on the school record as it is on the birth certificate. Applicants should also know what years and the schools that they attended in the San Diego Unified School District. A list of those schools is online at http://www.sandi.net/schools

According to the federal government, residents without documentation “who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.” One of the guidelines is showing proof of school attendance. San Diego Unified staff will make every effort to provide former students with the documentation that may help them achieve this status with Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Individuals requesting transcripts and school records for reasons other than the DACA program, should contact the school of attendance from which the records are needed.

Resources

San Diego City College District Partnership & Resources:

http://www.sdmesa.edu/financial-aid/programs-available/california-dream-act.shtml

http://sdcity.edu/CollegeServices/StudentSupportResources/FinancialAid/AB540StudentsEnglish

http://www.sdmiramar.edu/students/financial/ab540

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / Departamento de Ciudadanía y Servicios de Immigración           

http://www.uscis.gov/

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Address: 2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 92110 Bungalow B-6
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

8:30 am.m a 12:00 p.m. Martes, Miercoles y Jueves

Contact: Martha Huezo:   mhuezo@sandi.net   or 619-725-7329

Olga Venegas: ovenegas@sandi.net

2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 91910