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Episode 6 - Undocumented student rights and resources with HEFAS intern

Episode 6 – Undocumented student rights and resources with HEFAS intern

Justin Fry and Isabella McClintock | June 7, 2023

Waiting for class to start? Commuting to campus? Need something to listen to and want to stay updated about what’s happening on campus. We’ve got you covered! Students on Campus is a weekly...

De Anza students from the Higher Education for AB540 Students organization attend the rally in Roosevelt Park on May 1. The group advocated for workers rights and immigrant rights at the event.

Workers demand higher wages at May Day protest

Chia Yu Wu | May 11, 2023

There was a May Day protest in Roosevelt Park for International Labor Day on May 1. It was organized by a variety of different organizations, and De Anza’s Higher Education for AB540 Students group participated...

Jennifer Ulloa De La Torre, 18, political science major (left), and Arianna Aguilar, 18, political science major (right), create cards to be showcased in the HEFAS center on Feb. 14.

‘To: Immigrants With Love’: Fostering love for the undocumented community

Leila Salam | February 15, 2023

“To: Immigrants With Love,” hosted by Higher Education for AB 540 students and, is a Valentine’s Day event allowing students to write letters to those in the undocumented community.  Stationed...

The East Cottage houses the VIDA program and the HEFAS program on De Anzas campus. While VIDA has been quartered there since 2011, it took about 10 years to receive a permanent classroom for the HEFAS program. Today, the two programs serve over 500 students.

How the recent DACA court ruling affects undocumented students

Rory Conlon | November 3, 2022

Introduction to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program The 5th Court of Appeals affirmed a previous ruling that declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) illegal...

Program addresses LGBTQ and mental health issues during the Undocumented Student Week of Action

Program addresses LGBTQ and mental health issues during the Undocumented Student Week of Action

Georgina Munoz-Villanueva | November 3, 2022

De Anza College’s Higher Education for AB-540 Students, an educational program that provides resources to disadvantaged students with an AB-540 status, hosted an Undocuqueer and Mental Health Day art...

Image presented at the HEFAS 7th Annual Summit Conference, themed United We Are Stronger.

De Anza program celebrates undocumented community in 7th annual summit

Kevin Nguyen, Reporter | June 16, 2021
De Anza College’s program for undocumented students highlighted immigrant voices and resources at its annual summit conference on June 4 and 5.
Angélica Esquivel, program coordinator of VIDA and HEFAS director, hopes to dispel rumors of recent ICE threats.

HEFAS, VIDA leader aims to dispel fear about rumors of ICE raids

Jordan Soto, Staff Reporter | November 19, 2020

Recent ICE threats have resurfaced, following an announcement that it will return to conducting raids similar to ones before the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking fear in the undocumented immigrant community.  Jor California...

Graphic by Andrea Infante

HEFAS ‘6th Annual Summit’ honors immigrant workers and communities

Andrea Infante, Reporter | June 10, 2020

Students and local organizations united for Higher Education For AB 540 Students two-day sixth annual summit held on June 5 and 7 via Zoom. Discussions included themes of social solidarity through workshops...

Abby Pavon, DACA recipent and frontline healthcare worker, is the sole financial provider for her family of four.

DACA student experiences include working on the frontlines, worries about finances, school, safety

Annalise Freimarck, News/Features Editor | June 1, 2020

After coming home from working on the frontlines as a medical assistant in a psychiatric clinic, Abby Pavon, 21, psychology/sociology major, HEFAS intern and a DACA recipient, sanitizes her work clothes...

DASB cuts bike program, ICC funding, increases HEFAS, special allocations funding

Kathleen Quinn and Aliya Nupbay | March 10, 2020

Over $6,500 was cut from DASB Senate’s finance committee’s proposed budget, but it did not result in many redistributions for programs in Fund 41 that had been cut considerably in the proposed budget. Halina...

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