Resources and information to support DREAMer students

Created as part of the Bellevue College Taskforce to support Undocumented Students

Higher Ed Leaders Issue Joint Statement After DACA Rescinded

DACA recision announcement: What it means

Homeland Security has the following frequently asked questions to the Sept. 5, rescission of DACA Program.


Residency information for DREAMers

Includes information on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and HB 1079.

The go-to community organization in the greater Seattle area:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project offers many services and events of interest to immigrants and they are offering events on DACA frequently. Most other groups in western Washington get training from and refer people to NWIGP on DACA issues. Check this site for events on DACA.

Bellevue College resources and resolutions

BC Foundation Scholarships

The Bellevue College Foundation Scholarship program is funded by generous donors that include community members, corporations, alumni, and BC faculty, staff and students. Scholarships are awarded annually to current and prospective BC students. Scholarship awards are based on academic merit, financial need, personal history, achievement, or for specific areas of study. With one application students are automatically considered for the majority of our available scholarships.

BC Board Resolutions regarding DACA

Bellevue College is committed to protecting the safety, security, and well-being of every student and member of the college community, whether documented or undocumented. To demonstrate the College’s commitment, the Board of Trustees has passed two resolutions regarding DACA..

Local DACA related resources and events

List of workshops providing free legal assistance and information

Here is a 9/18 event in Seattle for Educators to learn more about DACA and how this decision will affect our students: https://www.facebook.com/events/842409055922545/

Resources through NW Immigrant Rights Project

National resources

Immigrations Policy Center

is part of the American Immigration Council and has a comprehensive Q&A on DACA with links to forms. This is a good source to explore, but it is best to get advice from someone local to help the applicant understand all the implications.

United We Dream

is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. Their page on DACA links to We Own the Dream with a video on the basics and a link to Law Help to begin the application.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services:

US Citizenship and Immigration Services is the US government agency that oversees DACA. Their site has much information.

Organizations in the Seattle area and WA providing information to immigrants without documentation:

St. James Immigrant Assistance

has grown from offering ESL classes to a immigrant advocacy group for the Seattle area. They are a leader in offering services to help those interested in DACA information and making applications. In the lower left corner of the webpage there is a section of DACA Resources.

21 Progress

(the local UFCW – United Food and Commercial Workers union) hosts DACA events. The next one will be in Seattle on 14 December. Check the Lending Circles at 21 Progress. DACA Lending Circles are a social loan program designed to help applicants cover the costs of applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Qualified Applicants Will Receive a credit-building loan for $360 (0% interest rate; 0 fees) and a $105 match that you do not have to repay

One America

is a community agency in Seattle that helps immigrants in a variety of ways. On the webpage below they offer many details in more easily understood explanations than what is found at US Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you scroll near the bottom of the page you can make a request for a legal clinic for your community.

Latino/a Educational Achievement Project

(LEAP) is a WA organization that promotes issues that affect Latino/a students. Information provided on HB 1079 and DACA.

Own the Dream/Unete al Sueno

They have a process that leads you through the application process. It is best to work with a legal advisor, but this might be useful for those who give guidance to students.

Catholic Immigration Legal Services (western WA)

has a highly detailed webpage on DACA with many links to other agencies, most of which we have in this document. They offer fliers in seven languages.

Skagit Valley College

Information on undocumented students and DACA. They give basic information with links to additional resources for students.

Last Updated September 20, 2017