September 1st, 2020
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sjsu.edu/undocuspartan

UPCOMING DROP-IN TIMES
Tuesday September 1st, 12:30-3:00pm
Wednesday September 2nd, 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday September 3rd, 9:30am-12:00pm
Friday, September 4th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday September 8th, 12:30-3:00pm
Wednesday September 9th, 12:30-3:00pm
Thursday September 10th, 9:30am-12:00pm
Friday,September 11th , 10:30am-12:30pm
Students are also welcome to request an appointment outside of those hours to speak to someone directly.
Contact us at undocuspartan@sjsu.edu, phone: 408-924-2762.
We are available online or over the phone M-Th from 9am-5pm, and on Fridays from 9am-3pm.
InVisible and Untold Film Screening
The UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center would like to welcome students, staff, and faculty to join us for the online screening of the film (In) Visible & (Un) Told. After the film, filmmaker Claudia Suarez, and individuals from the documentary will engage us in a conversation about the importance of inclusive representation of immigrants while challenging the stereotypes of what it means to be undocumented.
"(In) Visible + (Un) Told is a youth led documentary project that highlights the stories of bay area immigrants who challenge that immigrant narrative and showcase how complex, and multi-dimensional immigrants stories are. Our documentary participants are mothers, queer, activists, students, aspiring lawyers, journalists, cleaning ladies, dog lovers, home chefs, hikers, care givers, artists and much more. They are also Nigerian. Salvadoran. Mongolian. Filipina. Russian. Nicaraguan. They are refugees, asylum seekers, TPS and DACA holders, and undocumented." 

Watch the trailer below:
Financial Aid Services and Updates
Financial Aid
Virtual Drop In at the USRC
Lucy Serrato-Lager
Assistant Director,
Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Meet with a financial aid advisor from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to go over your CA Dream Act Application, payment deferments, holds, tax verification, scholarships, alternative financial aid options etc. Priority is given to students who are undocumented with or without a CA Dream Act, or those who come from mix-status families. 
Wednesday , September 2nd, 2-3:30pm (Drop In Meeting Room | Password: 528309)
Wednesday, September 9th, 12-1:30pm (Drop In Meeting Room | Password: 345007)
If these times do not work for you, or if you wish to speak to someone from our office, please contact us at undocuspartan@sjsu.edu or by calling us at 408-924-2762.
FINANCIAL AID REMINDERS

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Scholarships
Career Support
Legal Services and Updates
Free CSU Legal Services. Available for free to SJSU students, staff, and faculty.
The California State University provides free immigration legal support services for ALL CSU students, staff and faculty. “The California Department of Social Services has contracted with four providers throughout the state to deliver direct legal services to CSU campuses.”

At San Jose State University, students, staff, faculty, and their immediate family members (parents, siblings, spouses, children) are able to meet with an attorney from Immigrant Legal Defense for free.
Services include:
  • detained and non-detained deportation (court) defense,
  • DACA,
  • family petitions,
  • U & T visas, 
  • asylum,
  • applications for lawful permanent resident status,
  • alternative paths toward immigration relief
  • and citizenship.
Fall Drop-In Dates
M 8/31, Th 9/17, 
F 10/2, Th 10/15, 
M 10/26, Th 11/12, 
Th 12/3, W 12/16
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CATASTROPHE SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
Please note that emergency disaster relief is exempted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from public charge consideration. Accepting disaster services from the government or from organizations does not make a person ineligible for lawful permanent residence (getting a “green card”) or citizenship. https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge

We encourage SJSU students and their families, regardless of their immigration status, to reach out to SJSU Cares for additional support and resources. 
Office of Immigrant Relations of Santa Clara County
“This guide provides detailed information about various types of local, state, and federal, disaster assistance services available for immigrants. Although some of the federal and state resources are restricted to individuals or households with lawful immigration status, there are many services available to all. Local and community-based resources are available to all county residents and we encourage everyone to seek help. This guide is prepared based on documents published by the California Department of Social Services, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, National Immigration Law Center, and other collaborating agencies.”

Topics that are covered:
 • FAQ regarding resources before, during, and after disaster 
• Immigration status and accessibility of services 
• Shelters and housing assistance 
• Food and other basics 
• Health, public health, and counseling 
• Replacing documents, rebuilding property and insurance 
• Employment services
"SJSU Cares is here to provide assistance when you need it most. We provide resources and services for SJSU students facing an unforseen financial crisis. If you’re having trouble paying for food, housing or other bills, face homelesness, food insecurity, etc."

Students who have been impacted by the on-going fires are encouraged to reach out to SJSU Cares for assistance. Please note that the services are free and all information is kept confidential.
“Public charge does not apply to all immigrants. Every family is different, and the programs that help your family might not be part of new changes to the policy. There are lots of people and organizations that can help you. An immigration attorney familiar with this issue can give you advice based on your specific situation. Local non-profits may also be able to provide help and legal advice (Does public charge apply to me?).” 

Campus Updates and Resources
Technology
Need Tech Assistance?
Check out the links in the Learn Anywhere website to access the tech resources that you need. You can also download software you may need for certain classes. sjsu.edu/learnanywhere/
Need Tech Assistance?
Check out the links in the Learn Anywhere website to access the tech resources that you need. You can also download software you may need for certain classes.
For all laptop and technology needs, inclufing webcams and hotspots, please contact SJSU's Instructional Resource Center.For all laptop and technology needs, inclufing webcams and hotspots, please contact SJSU's Instructional Resource Center.
For all laptop and technology needs, including webcams and hot-spots, please contact SJSU's Instructional Resource Center

Access Free Books.  library.sjsu.edu/etextbooks
Check out the wealth of resources the SJSU King Library has to offer:
Tutoring
Writing Center Services. Join the Mailing List sjsu.edu/writingcenter
Peer Connections
Peer Connections provides free tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, learning assistance and strengths coaching for students at SJSU. Peer educators understand the challenges you may be facing—and are here to help!

Follow peer connections on IG: sjsupeerconnections for daily updates.
Campus Community Events
COVID-19 Resources
Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19
Protecting Immigrant Families provides a table with "a general overview of some of the federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis under existing law, as well as the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act."
InformedImmigrant.com is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status.
It’s a rapidly changing situation, and we want you to quickly and easily be able to find up-to-date, local information for you and your family. The following resources will be updated on a weekly basis. 

IMMIGRANT FAMILIES GRANT
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund (Mission Asset Fund) is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government’s relief efforts. Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives.

Eligibility
  • Not eligible to receive a CARES Recovery Rebate (coronavirus stimulus check) from the Federal government.
  • Earned less than $99,000 or total household income below $198,000 in 2019.
  • Experienced an income disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The SOLO Solidarity fund is a fund for undocumented immigrants in removal proceedings or with an immediate family member detained by the Department of Homeland Security or ICE. Eligible applicants may receive $1000.
Criteria:
  • Must live in Santa Clara County
  • Must be affected economically due to COVID-19
  • Must be an undocumented immigrant in removal proceedings or have an immediate family member detained by DHS or ICE. 
  • Are ineligible for federal financial assistance of unemployment compensation
CLICK HERE for more information or call (408) 770-6202 to apply.  
Health Care Resources
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services supports physical distancing, but strongly emphasizes social connections through alternate means, such as phone calls, video chats, text messages, emails, and social media.
CAPS is operating all of its services remotely. Students can receive services by calling our main line at (408) 924-5910 during our operational hours of Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM; and Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Services are being provided either by phone or video conference, utilizing Zoom Health for our video sessions - a secure, encrypted, HIPAA compliant service.
Community Resources
Mental Health Connector
Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with psychological support, allowing you to access your strengths and resiliency in order to achieve your personal goals and healing.
Professional and Career Development
Start Your UndocuHustle!
As one who’s living the #undocuhustle there are two key ways to start earning income: by either a) working as an independent contract, or b) starting your own business. Which of these methods is right for you depends on where you are in life, what you want to do, and how you’d like to grow. So what’s the difference between being a business owner and an independent contractor? Visit UndocuHustle.org to learn more
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