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Santa Clara University is committed to supporting undocumented students and students from mixed-status families.

The Undocumented Student Working Group and the LEAD Scholars Program work to support undocumented students and students of mixed-status families, advocate for their needs and educate the broader campus about the undocumented student experience. 

Undocumented Student Support

With the end of DACA today, September 5, 2017, we wanted to share some helpful resources moving forward. 



If you are a current SCU student or an alum who is DACAmented, and need help related to your DACA renewal, please contact Erin Kimura-Walsh at the LEAD Scholars Program at or 408-554-2129.  


What to Know About the End of DACA

Top 5 Things You Should Know About the End of DACA

For an introduction to your rights and preparation of documents, please see immigration attorney, Patricia Castorena's presentation that she shared on campus on January 22, 2017: 

Know Your Rights Presentation 1.22.17

1. Get Educated! Read the information above, listen to the news, attend an UndocuAlly Training

UndocuAlly trainings are offered to staff and faculty each quarter. Look out for email announcements or email Ray Plaza, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at for more information. Student session are not regularly offered but can be arranged. Please also contact Ray Plaza at for more information regarding student sessions. 

2. Speak Up! Contact your local legistators!

Finding Your Legislators

Dream Act Talking Points

Calling Select Legislators

3. Support Undocumented Students

10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students

Resources for Educators who Support Dreamers

4. Attend an Event to Advocate for Undocumented Students

Attend an Event

The Undocumented Student Working Group (USWG) is a cross-departmental group that includes students, faculty and staff who are passionate about supporting and advocating for our undocumented students and students from mixed-status families. We plan and implement a wide a range of initiatives including: a resource day for undocumented students with legal consultations, individual student support, and UndocuAlly trainings for faculty, staff and students and workshops for undocumented students and mixed status students. 


The USWG includes: 

Matthew Duncan, Office of Student Life

Christina Guzman, Center for Multicultural Learning

Erin Kimura-Walsh, LEAD Scholars Program

Omar Harb-Michel, Residence Life

Ray Plaza, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Anna Sampaio, Ethnic Studies

Jesica Siham Fernandez, Ethnic Studies

Matt Smith, Campus Ministry

Student Leaders, Undocumented Students and Allies Asssociation


To learn more our initiatives or consult with us about the undocumented student experience, please contact Erin Kimura-Walsh at or 408-554-2129.