WVC DREAMers Task Force
Wenatchee Valley College and the DREAMers Taskforce want to help you in fulfilling your dream of higher education. We welcome you to take a look around our website and learn more about opportunities, campus resources, the admissions process, financial aid resources and much more!
To identify barriers within Wenatchee Valley College that hinder student recruitment, retention and success as a result of DACA/HB 1079/DREAMers status. This taskforce will provide training, resources and needed support to our WVC community to best serve these students.
The Butterfly Logo
Wenatchee Valley College’s DREAMers Taskforce adopted the image of the butterfly because it is widely viewed as a positive symbol of personal transformation, freedom from previous struggles, renewal and hope. Like butterflies, undocumented students want to break free and soar. Lastly, the circle with “WVC Dreamers” is a reminder of the welcoming and safe place that is available to all students within WVC.
Resources for Undocumented Students
These are resources that you can access both locally and state-wide.
The Path to College for Undocumented Students - In this guide they layout the most common routes undocumented students can take in order to enroll in an undergraduate program by providing the following:
- Facts about the path to citizenship
- The DREAM Act and DACA
- Rights as an undocumented student
- Searching for and selecting colleges
- Applying for college
- The challenges of financial aid and finding scholarships
Know your rights: What to do if immigration or the police come to your door
Stop and think twice when someone comes to your door
You're not normally required to open to the door to anyone. Immigration and police can't come into your home without a warrant signed by a judge.
You have the right to remain silent. Immigration can use anything you say against you.
Stay calm and do not run
Use your phone to take photos and note about the raid, but stay calm and do not run.
Ask to speak to your attorney and think twice before signing anything
Do not sign forms you don't understand or don't want to sign. A lawyer who knows deportation defense may be able to help you fight your case.
iAmerica has a list of legal services if you need a lawyer. For more immigration resources, go to iAmerica.org.