Supporting Our Undocumented Students: Resources & Information

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As a Sanctuary District, OUSD does not ask for or require proof of legal immigration status upon enrollment, nor is any such information gathered at our schools. Hundreds of undocumented, newcomer and refugee students are thriving in our schools every day and we want to keep it that way.

Know Your Rights

With reports of potential increased Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity on the horizon, it’s vital that our community has access to the resources they need. Please help us spread the word by sharing these resources which include Know Your Rights pocket cards (below), ICE hotline phone numbers and information about legal services.

DACA Renewal Applications Accepted Again

The Federal government announced on Jan. 13, 2018 that it will again accept Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications in response to a recent court order. DACA is an immigration option for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16. Anyone with an expired DACA who is eligible to renew should do so as soon as possible. 
The Immigrant Family Defense Fund can help cover the cost of the $495 application fee for OUSD families in need. Concerned members of the community may also donate to the IFDF to offset the cost of the application, provide qualified legal representation and help free more families from detention while they fight their case. 
For resources and more information about DACA, please visit or

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