Supporting Undocumented Students 

Serving the largest population of undocumented students in the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving ALL students, regardless of immigration status. Undocumented Student Action Week, October 14-18, 2019, is a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. During the week, California's community colleges are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state.

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) is supported statewide by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Community College League of California, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Immigrants Rising, and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. The Action Week partners support colleges in planning their own action week by providing suggested activities, materials, resources and more.


Watch the USAW Informational Webinar

The Action Week partners held an informational webinar on Wednesday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. to provide more information about this year’s suggested activities and the materials in the toolkit. 

Watch Now USAW Partner Logos

Coming Soon: 2019 Toolkit!

As the week approaches, a 2019 Undocumented Student Action Week toolkit will be provided to support your on-campus efforts. Please check back here for updates as we will be uploading materials and resources below. We encourage you to download the Suggested Action Week Framework to get started!

Download the Suggested Action Week Framework

Other Resources

  • Immigration Legal Services: The California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in the state of California. 
  • Resources for Community Members and Services ProvidersTo ensure that immigrant communities and service providers are armed with up-to-date and relevant information on immigration-related issues, Ready California offers resources from trusted partners.
  • DACA UpdatesThe State of California’s Immigrant Guide provides resources pertaining to the impact of the DACA announcement on several state programs. 
  •  The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations. Colleges may order up to 1,000 Red “Know Your Rights” Cards at no cost from ILRC. Colleges can also download and print their own. NOTE: Delivery for ordered cards may take up to three weeks.

Resolutions & Statements

In 2017, the League collected resolutions and statements in support of California's undocumented students. The following is a list of resolutions and statements inclusion and in support of undocumented students.