DACA Day of Action

Monday, March 5, 2018

Join us as we come together as a community!

SMC will host a forum for students, faculty, and administration to discuss the current status of DACA and its effect on our educational community. DACA Day of Action will be a welcoming and safe environment for undocumented/DACAmented​ students and allies to collaborate on how to best support OUR undocumented community. We encourage you to bring art, music, or words to honor and celebrate what it means to be undocumented/DACAmented or an ally.

10 a.m. – Kickoff in the Quad @ the Fountain
Quad North Fountain

11 a.m. – Undocumented/DACAmented Students & Ally Space*
Business 111

12 p.m. – DACA Status Report
Business 111

1 p.m. – Undocumented/DACAmented Students & Ally Space
Business 111

*Light lunch will be served in B111 starting at 11:00

Sponsored by: UndocuAlly Program, EOPS/CARE, Calworks, Guardian Scholars, Student Judicial Affairs, Student Equity, The Center for Wellness & Wellbeing, Adelante & Black Collegians, The Center for Teaching Excellence, STEM Lab, History Peer Learning Program, IDEAS at SMC, and the Homegirls Scholars

Legal Services for TPS Holders


Saturday, February 24
El Santo Niño
601 E. 23rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Appointments available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call: (213) 814-5248

Information in English and Spanish.

The City of Santa Monica also has ongoing events and resources available in their Resolution Embracing Diversity and Clarifying the City’s Role in Enforcing Federal Immigration Law

DREAMERS, Renew your DACA as soon as possible!

Santa Monica College is hosting a DACA renewal processing event for SMC and our community. Renewal is available for beneficiaries whose benefits are already expired, or will expire within 150 days.

Meet with attorneys for free legal assistance!

  • Thursday, February 8 – evening appointments
  • Thursday, February 15 – afternoon appointments
  • Tuesday, February 20 – evening appointments
  • Thursday, February 22 – morning appointments

Make an Appointment Today!

Please click the button above to fill out our online appointment request form, or call (310) 434-8717. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Your information is private and confidential.

What You Need to Bring

  • Copy of Past DACA Applications
  • Most recent approval notice (Notice I-797)
  • Employment Authorization Card/Work Permit
  • California ID Card
  • Social Security Card
  • 2 Passport-style Photos
  • Criminal History (if Applicable, court disposition, etc.)
  • USCIS Filing Fee of $495 (check or money order) - The SMC Foundation will provide scholarships for the fee to those in need.

Location and funding assistance details available during appointment booking. Appointments will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Appointments and/or funding assistance are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please direct all questions to thecenter@smc.edu.

Questions? Call Edna Chavarry at (310) 434-8719 or visit the Center for Teaching Excellence.

PDF FIleDownload the Renew Your DACA Flier

Free DACA Renewal Workshops in Downtown L.A.

Does your DACA work permit expire before March 5, 2018? If so, renew before October 5, 2017.

Now through Oct. 5 at Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90013)

For more information, seePDF fileDACA Renewal Assistance.

September 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30 and October 3 at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (2533 W. 3rd St. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90057)

CHIRLA is offering #DACA renewals at NO COST ($495 filing fee covered) every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Must be in line before 8 a.m. to be serviced.

Bring your work permit, SSN, photo ID, approval letters, and copy of previous application.

El reloj está corriendo si necesitas solicitar la renovación de #DACA! CHIRLA está ofreciendo renovaciones de #DACA sin costo alguno - aquí están las fechas disponibles y los documentos importantes que tendrás que traer para renovar.

For more information, visit Free DACA Renewal Clinic.

September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 3 - 5 p.m. at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005

  • $495 renewal filing fee covered.
  • Must bring documents: work permit, SSN card, photo ID, approval letters (if you have them), copy of last DACA application, advance parole travel documents (if applicable), and 2 passport-style pictures.

Register at (213) 385-2977, ext. 296 or email Anthony Perez. For more information, visit Free DACA Renewal Workshop.

September 22-24, 29-30 and October 1, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Public Counsel (610 S. Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 9005)

Free legal assistance with DACA renewals. They will create an appointment system this week. For more information, visit Immigration Law Clinic.

September 30 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and October 2 (3 - 8 p.m.) in Los Angeles Council District 9

The Office of Councilman Curren Price, in collaboration with immigrant rights groups CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights) and CARECEN (Central American Resource Center), will host two emergency DACA renewal workshops to assist DREAMers before a crucial Oct. 5 deadline.

Applicants who live in the Ninth District may receive full assistance to pay the $495 DACA renewal fee, subsidized by the Office of Councilman Price. DACA recipients with an expiration date on or before March 5, 2018 are urged to renew their permits before the looming Oct. 5, 2017 deadline.

The FREE workshops will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at Green Meadows Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 2 at Councilman Curren Price’s District Office from 3-8 p.m.

For more information, visit Final Chance to Renew DACA! Councilman Price Helps Subsidize Renewal Fees for CD 9 Residents or contact the District Office at (323) 846-2651.

Free Immigration Screening Workshops in Downtown L.A.

Every Tuesday, 2 - 5 p.m. by appointment only at The Karsh Center (3750 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

Advancing Justice-LA staff trained in DACA provide one-on-one assistance with each attendee in one of the following areas:

  • Initial DACA application
  • DACA Renewal application
  • Expanded DACA or DAPA eligibility screening

Attendees are taught to self-file their DACA applications. These workshops are by appointment only.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, email immrelief@advancingjustice-la.org or visit Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles.

Social Justice Lecture Series

Information on free events by guest lecturers can be found at Social Justice Lecture Series

Free DACA Renewal Workshops in Downtown L.A.

September 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Southwestern Law School (3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010)

Free DACA Workshop in Santa Monica

September 18, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Virginia Avenue Park, Terry Center (2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404). Phone: (310) 458-8688

As part of our Immigration Series, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, (LAFLA) and Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA), will share important information regarding the DACA.

Topics include: DACA rescission, DACA and travel, where DACA stands now, what people can do, important deadlines, and more.

Hear From Santa Monica Civic Leaders

  • Mayor Ted Winterer, City of Santa Monica
  • Chief Jaqueline Seabrooks and Interim Chief Ken Semko, Santa Monica Police Department
  • Vice-President of Student Affairs Michael Tuitasi Santa Monica College
  • Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Kelly, SMMUSD