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Bellevue College resources and resolutions

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.

BC Board Resolutions regarding DACA

The faculty and staff of Bellevue College stand committed to providing our students with a safe and welcoming community. Our policies and practices help to protect student rights and provide a context for action and thoughtful decision making. This flyer also contains links to other college, local, and national resources.

Institutional Commitment and Other Resources

BC Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are 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.

Resources and information to support Undocumented students

Higher Ed Leaders Issue Joint Statement After DACA Rescinded

DACA recision announcement: What it means

Homeland Security: frequently asked questions – rescission of DACA Program

Residency and Admission Information for Undocumented and DACA Students

Local Immigrant, Undocumented and DACA Related Resources, Information and Events

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

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

This is the go-to community organization in the greater Seattle area. NWIRP offers information, services and events. Many Western Washington support groups receive training from, and refer people to NWIGP. Also check out their page on DACA Resources.

Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

List of workshops providing free legal assistance and information

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

St. James Immigrant Assistance

This program has grown from offering ESL classes into an immigrant advocacy group for the Seattle area. They are a leader in offering services, including legal information, resources and help for those facing immigration and DACA issues.

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

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.

National resources

United We Dream

This immigrant youth-led organization is the largest in the nation. It is 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. They provide information, resources and assistance.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services is the US government agency that oversees DACA.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services:

Resources for students who are considering becoming their own business owners or entrepreneurs

Documentary – Undocumented Entrepreneurs

Seattle’s Latino Chamber of Commerce

King County SBA (Small Business Administration) How to start your business and small business loans.

Last Updated May 2, 2021