Dear UCSC Community & Partners,

In light of the recent inhumane announcement on the rescission of DACA, it is important to highlight that opportunity and equity programs like EOP are born out of the civil rights movement which comes with the responsibility to respond to attacks on the LGBTQ, undocumented, black, Muslim and all marginalized communities. As part of our commitment to serve underrepresented students, it is our duty to speak out on acts of oppression that target our students, families, friends and neighbors.

We stand on the shoulders of all those that struggled in the civil rights movement and call each one of you to action, as a community, partner, EOP and non-EOP students, staff and faculty to work alongside us to combat this recent act of oppression. Below we offer a list of resources and activities to get involved and fight for justice.



UCSC Undocumented Student Services

Valeria Chavez-Ayala is the Undocumented Student Services Coordinator and she is highly knowledgeable and knows the pulse of the student community and leads our efforts at EOP. 831-459-2296.

For more urgent inquiries such as someone with an emergency issue like a student in immediate harm of deportation, please reach out to Anna Campos, 831-459-3048, or Pablo Reguerin, 831-428-2839.

The University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center

Our attorneys and fellows provide legal advice to students (undergraduate and graduate) and their families at UC Davis, UCLA, UC Merced, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, and UC Riverside. For UCSC, contact attorney Lesley Sedano,, (530) 574-9414.

Santa Cruz County Immigration Project (SCCIP)

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Doug Keegan, Program Director - 406 Main Street, Suite 217, Watsonville, CA 95076 - 831-724-5667 -

*This would be a community resource for staff, faculty and community members, whereas UCSC students and their immediate family members would use the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Elena Herrera,, is the lead on immigrant student issues and she works closely with our office.

University of California’s Undocumented Student Resources website

Many of us are following the Immigrant Legal Resource Center ILRC for policy issues and guidance which is a national organization and they produced a good community advisory bulletin WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF THE DACA PROGRAM ENDS?



Defend DACA by attending an event near you, calling congress, or tweeting congress. Learn more here:

EOP in collaboration with Undocumented Student Services helps undocumented students with financial barriers.

  • With an increasing urgent financial need and loss of income, you can make a huge contribution by making a one-time or ongoing gift to the Don Rothman Dream Fund here:
  • UCSC employees can set up a payroll deduction to make a one-time gift or ongoing gift to the Don Rothman Dream Fund. Visit and use designation code: SA004F on the second page. Questions? Contact Anna Campos, (831) 459-3048.