Reserve seats for DACA clinic by June 3
(Santa Ana)— Santa Ana College (SAC) will host a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinic on Saturday, June 8, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Santa Ana College John Center (Building U), 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706. The event is free and open to the public and free parking is available in student lots. Please do not to park in staff or visitor areas. The community is also advised to come early as space is not guaranteed.
With immigration reform at the center of national debate, this event will offer free legal assistance with the application process and individual document review. “We know that applying for DACA can be daunting and we want to help eligible Orange County residents take advantage of the benefits available to them,” said Sara Lundquist, Ph.D., vice president of student affairs at SAC.
DACA eligibility requirements include:
- Under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Currently 15 years or older (unless in removal proceedings);
- Came to the U.S. before reaching your 16th birthday;
- Have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007;
- Physically present in the United States as of June 15, 2012;
- Entered the U.S. without inspection before June 15, 2012 or lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012;
- Current student, high school graduate, have a GED/high school diploma equivalent or working towards it, or is an honorably discharged veteran; and
- No felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3+ misdemeanor convictions, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Residents who attend the clinic are asked to bring the following:
- Please bring your completed DACA & Employment Authorization Application (Forms I-82ID, I-765, & I-765@s);
- Documents that prove you meet all of the requirements for consideration for DACA;
- For further information on documentation, go to: www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.
- For minors: If you are under the age of 18, please bring an accompanied parent or guardian.
The DACA Clinic is offered in collaboration with the Orange County Dream Team and the Asian Pacific Legal Center and co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Ana. The public is asked to reserve a seat for this event by contacting SAC Outreach Office, Transfer Center or EOPS Office by June 3. For more information, contact Victor Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714)564-6145 with the Outreach Office, Mark Franco at email@example.com or (714)564-6698 with the Transfer Center or Gloria Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714)564-6232 with EOPS.
About Santa Ana College
Part of Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana College serves nearly 35,000 credit and non-credit students each semester and offers 136 certificate and associate degree programs. This mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is to respond to the educational needs of an ever-changing community and to provide programs and services that reflect academic excellence. Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of RSCCD, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, East Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, customized training for business and industry, and programs to train nurses, firefighters and law enforcement personnel.
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