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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Supreme Court makes Decision on DACA


 The CSUSM DREAMer Resource Office celebrates with our DACAmented and undocumented community today as the Supreme Court issued a positive decision that allows for the continuance of the DACA program. We recognize the uncertainty of the program over the last few years has weighed especially heavily on our DACAmented students and employees, other undocumented students, students from mixed-status families, and their allies. We want to express continued support of our students, faculty and staff. We see you, stand with you, and we are committed to ensuring your success at CSUSM.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an Obama-era program that protects eligible undocumented people from deportation and grants work authorization for two-year periods. Nearly 200,000 DACA recipients live in California alone. Some DACA recipients are CSUSM students and employees. In September 2017, the current administration sought to end the DACA program, which resulted in multiple lawsuits challenging the program’s termination. In November 2019, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine whether the current administration provided adequate explanation for ending the DACA program. Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the DACA program should reset to its original mandate in 2012.
 
Resources
 
Please visit the DREAMer Resource Office for updated information and resources. Currently, direct immigration legal services are available free of charge to CSU students, employees and loved ones. Attorneys are available to assist with general consultations, DACA applications and renewals, and more. 
 
Counseling services are available for CSUSM students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 760-750-4915. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  provides confidential counseling services to all CSUSM employees and their families. Please call their 24-hour support hotline at 800-367-7474.
 

SCOTUS DACA DECISION TOWN HALL

President Neufeldt, the DREAMer Resource Office, as well as university and community leaders provide a debrief of the decision and the possible impacts on the DACAmented and Undocumented community.

Our DREAMer Resource Office team is here to support you. Please reach out to us via email at dreamers@csusm.edu or DM us on Instagram at @csusmdreameroffice. We are available to meet with you virtually on Microsoft Teams and Zoom. 
 
Standing Together,
 
DREAMer Resource Office Team

Fina Espino, Gladys Guzman, Luis Alvarez, Maria Chiem, Nasdira Romero, Ruby Reyes 
 
#HomeIsHere
#HereToStay

#UndocuAlly

#OurDreamsUniteUs

The DREAMer Resource Office opened Fall 2017 and received the Undocumented People Rising in Solidarity and Empowerment (UPRISE) Grant in October 2018. Through the UPRISE grant we are available to provide a variety of services to undocumented and mixed status students and their loved ones. 


 COVID-19 UPDATE:

In response to the COVID-19 situation and to do our part in safeguarding the health of our students/faculty/staff and community, the DREAMer Resource office has transitioned to a virtual office effective 3/17/2020. We want to assure you that the DRO team is here to ensure that our services are widely available, especially during this time of change and uncertainty. If you require assistance please complete the service request form and one of our team members will reach out to you very soon.

You can also get in contact with us, via email at dreamers@csusm.edu, or by sending us a direct message to our Instagram at @csusmdreameroffice. We will be updating both the website and our Instagram regularly. Thank you for your patience. 

Resources for Students, Families and Community Members: 

Additional resources in response to COVID-19

How to Access Virtual Student Support Services

Student Resources and FAQs

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm  

Please Note: As of 3/17/2020 we are only available virtually

Location: Craven Hall 4100J

Telephone: (760) 750-4863

Email: dreamers@csusm.edu

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