AB540: Applying for CSU
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Information for Undocumented Students
DEFERRED ACTION AND WORK AUTHORIZATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH
There is a new application in place for undocumented youth that will allow them protection from deportation and the chance to obtain a work permit and driver's license. Our community based organizations are eager to support SFUSD students in this process.
Deferred Action and Work Authorization for Undocumented Youth
President Obama announced on June 15, 2012 that he will halt all deportations of eligible undocumented youth and allow them the opportunity to apply for work authorization for a renewable 2-year period.
Students are qualified for Deferred Action if they:
- Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday;
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012
- Undocumented or out of status before June 15, 2012
- Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
The application forms are available online :http://1.usa.gov/NBiEGb
Applicants must provide supporting documentation with the application (a basic checklist is attached for reference). All information provided in the application will be confidential.
Application Fees: $465 for work authorization and biometrics (fingerprinting). There may be funding support for this fee. Please check with SFILEN for updates.
We advise that students interested in applying consult with a licensed attorney. Please advise students and families not to consult with notarios or fraudulent legal advisers. Many community organizations in the SF Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN) will be providing FREE legal services and form filling assistance. Attached is a list of organizations in SF that are providing free legal assistance.
SFILEN will also be working with Mission High School to organize a Community Forum on Saturday, September 8th to serve any families and young people with the application process.
For more information, please contact any of our organizations listed or SFILEN's office line
(415) 282.6209 ext.115.
Scholarships for Undocumented Students
These scholarships are primarily for undocumented (AB540) students.
For a list of AB540 scholarships, visit: http://www.e4fc.org/images/E4FC_Scholarships.pdf