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Group Outline

Purpose: The Intersection of identities speaks to how we form our identity


to the world; who we are depends on how we see ourselves. In this group,
students will reflect, analyze and collectively share experiences regarding
their identities, specifically focusing on their identities as students and
identities of being undocumented.

Week 1:
Introduction:

Setting up group norms/expectations:


Students will be introduced to the purpose of group, build
expectations and rules, be informed about confidentiality
within the group as well as be handed out a consent form to be taken home and bought back to school if they still
want to participate. Students will share their ideas and
understanding of their legal status; will understand that
there are other students in this school that face the same
issues; that help is still available regardless of your
undocumented status; etc.

Week 2:
Expressive Piece:

Pre-Assessment

Ice Breaker

Introduction to activity:

Students will engage in an expressive semi-structured


activity composed of various mediums. For example,
students are free to decide what materials to use pencil,
colored pencils, magazines/collage, markers, etc.
Activity: Inside/Outside box/perception or Mask expression
The purpose of this exercise is for students to self-analyze
and reflect on their identity as an immigrant or child of
immigrant parents. How does society see them or their
families and how do they seem themselves. A brief debrief
will take place after activity is finished.

Group Outline
Week 3:
Resource List,
DREAM ACTS and
continued art
experssion:

What can students do in case of a family detainment?


How would you feel emotionally? How would your family
feel emotionally? What can you do?

Call any of the hotlines for immigration issues

Contact any of the available networks on our


resource list

Call any attorney for a free consultation (some may


charge and some may help for free)

Do you Know of gofundme.com? Its a way to


fundraise or ask your friends and community for
financial help. Have an adult fill out application and
submit.

Can students visit family members in detention center?


No, unless they are documented.
Attached is a resource list for students to share with
families.
5 Facts to Know about the DREAM ACT:
1) Federal DREAM ACT did NOT pass in 2001, 2010 but
new version may be introduced soon. Many states
have passed their OWN immigration legislation also
named DREAM ACTS.
2) ALL state DREAM Acts are different: At least 20
states have passed tuition equity policies for
undocumented students, there are in-state laws.
Check out the National Immigrant Law Center
website
3) The DREAM Act and DACA are NOT the same; Daca is
a policy created in 2012 by President Obama:
Through this policy you are granted deferred
deportation if you are under the age of 31 and came
to the U.S. under age 16, while meeting other
criteria. DACA protection only lasts two years, but
can be renewed if qualifications are met again.

Group Outline
The main difference in the DREAM Act would have
given the community a path to residency and eventually
citizenship
DACA is just a working permit and protection from
deportation. It allows us to be able to work and afford
our school, but its not a path to any type of status
~Bohorquez
4) You can STILL apply, or renew, for DACA.
5) You are your own best advocate; Few people in your
school setting are informed about other possibilities
for undocumented students, such as loans,
institutional and private scholarships and grants. Join
groups that track scholarships for undocumented
youth, including United We Dream, Educators for Fair
Considerations, etc.
6) Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZhlScTZ-8Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiInvpjPtI 30min
Students are often afraid to be out about their status,
but its worth talking with school officials so they can work
with you, says Bohroquez.
Definition from Dictionary.com; Advocate: a person who
speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause,
etc.
Week 4:
Check in and final
frustrations, fears,
anxieties, and so
on:

Student share any last thoughts or feelings around issue


and their creative expressions.
Post-Test students on learned information.

Group Outline
Week 5:
Termination: (if
needed)

CLEAR Hotline:
If you are low-income, call our toll-free hotline; CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and
Referral). You can call CLEAR Monday-Friday from 9:10 am to 12:25 pm, at 1-888-201-1014.

Northwest Justice Project:


211 is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. From a pay/public phone,
call 1-800-621-4636. 211 will identify and refer you to the appropriate legal aid provider.

Website: http://nwjustice.org/get-legal-help
Columbia Legal Service:
(206) 464-5933

http://columbialegal.org/
King County Bar Association:
Open 9:10am to 12:30pm, Monday thru Friday
(888) 201-1014
http://www.kcba.org/
Attorney at Law:
Hilary Han
205 Second Avenue
Suite 610
Seattle, WA. 98104
(206) 448-3440