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ACPA DACA Statement

Dr. LaMisha Hill  | Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ACPA Statement of Solidarity with DACA and the Undocumented Community 

To Members and Extended Family of the Alameda County Psychological Association,

We write this letter to express our unwavering support of the 800,000+ Dreamers and 11 million undocumented individuals across the country. We must resist the policies and rhetoric that perpetuate xenophobia, racism, and white supremacy. We must highlight the immeasurable talent and resilience of the undocumented community and seek every opportunity to affirm their humanity in the classroom, therapy room, and in our daily lives.

 

As psychologists, this season requires us to renew our commitment to the social justice tenants of our discipline. We are called to give of ourselves as clinicians, researchers, educators and healers –expanding our professional activities beyond counseling and therapy to advocacy and intervention at the community and policy level (Goodman et al., 2004). In our professional capacity, many of us currently serve undocumented students, community members, and those in mixed-status families. Understanding that allyship is a continuous process, we encourage our ACPA members to learn more about the undocumented community and the unique psycho-social stressors that may further inform our ability to provide culturally-humble care and service.  We hope to partner with you all, our collective of local CPA Chapters, and community organizations to support the dreams of those who are Undocu and DACA-mented. 

 

In Solidarity,

 

ACPA Board

 

Resources:

National Immigration Law Center

The Dream is Now Documentary

Naming It Podcast Episode 19: Dreaming of a Socially Just Immigration Policy

DACA Information (UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program)


DACA Rescission Fact Sheet I brought to last week’s Forum: https://www.ilrc.org/end-of-daca-faqs

 

New Infographic: https://www.ilrc.org/daca-renewal-infographic

 

Top 5 Things to Know About the Announcement That DACA Is Being Ended:https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/top-5-things-to-know-about-daca-ending/

 

FAQs on DACA Termination: https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/daca-termination-faq/

 

About DACA and Employment (which I mentioned this at last week’s forum): https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/about-daca-and-employment/

 

Information about Medi-Cal and DACA: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/formsandpubs/publications/Pages/Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals-FAQ.aspx

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)--The ILRC provides a resource page with DACA updates and materials in multiple languages at https://www.ilrc.org/daca.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)--NILC offers Frequently Asked Questions about the end of the DACA program, including information on employment, driver's licenses, taxes and more at https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/daca-termination-faq/.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)--DHS published a press release, with links to a memo on how it will administer the new DACA policy and Frequently Asked Questions at https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/05/rescission-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca.

 

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)  

 Sanctuary District / Community Oakland Unified School District

LaMisha Hill, PhD

Director, Multicultural Resource Center

Office of Diversity and Outreach

University of California, San Francisco

Millberry Union West, MU123W

San Francisco, CA 94118

847-414-0442 (cell –for urgent matters) 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

http://mrc.ucsf.edu/

http://diversity.ucsf.edu/

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