Leadership Trainings:

Immigration Overview and Impacts on Orange County Residents

October  2017- November 2017


Resilience OC, in collaboration with CHIRLA, Latino Health Access, Western State Immigration Clinic, National Lawyers Guild, UCI’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – OC, and OC ACTS, will host a 9 week leadership training that will give an overview of immigration issues impacting Orange County residents.  

Key areas of the curriculum include:

  • legal rights & advocacy;
  • emergency family planning;
  • assistance navigating the healthcare system;
  • access and information on higher education, financial aid and the CA Dream Act;
  • latest updates on DACA and CA Driver’s Licenses;
  • analyzing campaigns to end local immigration detention centers and ICE collaborations with city and county governments.


The 9 week training will consist of readings, videos, lectures, discussions and panels. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities, organizations, schools and workplaces.  The trainings will take place on Monday’s (except week 2) at Latino Health Access (450 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701) from 5pm-7:30pm.  Translation in Spanish will be provided.


Nine Week Schedule


Week 1 (10/2/17): Know Your Rights When Filming Local Law Enforcement

The National Lawyers Guild will review how you can utilize your rights to protect yourself and the community when interacting with law enforcement agencies.  You will also understand the role of local law enforcement agencies enforcing federal immigration law.


Week 2 (10/11/17): Expanding Sanctuary and Ensuring #DueProcess4All

Resilience OC will review the movement that brought Sanctuary and Universal Representation to the City of Santa Ana – both items help to ensure Due Process as a Right for all Santa Ana residents, regardless of immigration status.


Week 3 (10/16/17): Family Preparedness Planning and Rapid Raid Response

Western State Immigration Clinic will help navigate some of the complexities of family law in relation to power of attorneys and family preparedness plans.  In addition, a panel of organizers and lawyers will discuss some of the needed work of responding to raids.


Week 4 (10/23/17): Higher Education, Financial Aid and the 2011 CA Dream Act

CHIRLA will provide an overview of the requirements for eligibility of AB540, the CA DREAM Act, and financial aid programs available to eligible undocumented students in the state of CA. This workshop is geared towards students, parents, educators and anyone who attended 3 or more years of school in CA and are interested in accessing higher education.


Week 5 (10/30/17): Health & Wellness, Immigration Access and Barriers

OC ACTS will discuss eligibility for current health programs in Orange County and systemic barriers to accessing and utilizing health coverage. OC ACTS will also share about recent Affordable Care Act repeal and replace efforts and advocacy steps moving forward.


Week 6 (11/6/17):  DACA, Driver’s Licenses & Public Benefits (Workers Rights, E-Verify)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – OC will provide an overview of eligibility for driver’s licenses and public benefits. This workshop will also discuss legislative updates to DACA and the importance of getting screened by an immigration attorney for any immigration relief remedies.


Week 7 (11/13/17): Trans Liberation, ICE Contracts, & the Santa Ana City Jail

Resilience OC will cover the failed Santa Ana Jail Business Model, the movement to end Santa Ana’s decades-long ICE contract and the queer and trans resistance that pushed to #EndTransDetention.


Week 8 (11/20/17): Local Entanglements, OC Sheriff’s Department & the 287(g) Program

UCI’s Immigrant Rights Clinic will cover the active collaboration between the OC Sheriff’s Department with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain and deport OC residents; and review CA state laws – Trust Act and Truth Act, laws which limit Police-ICE collaborations and offer protections to immigrants in detention.


Week 9 (11/27/17): Social Justice Mixer and Graduation Ceremony

This training will wrap up any loose ends and questions, allow time for reflection and future goals, and lastly close with a group picture.


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