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Information on immigration resources in the community

Campus Resources for Immigrants

DACA Student Information
Information on attending Chemeketa as a DACA student and additional resources

Credential Evaluation - ESOL Program's Empowering Professional Immigrant Careers (EPIC)
Chemeketa’s EPIC program aims to assist in meeting the needs of resettled refugees and other newcomers to Salem who have professional degrees, skills, and experience from their countries and want to pursue their profession in Oregon. The program will provide assistance with credentials evaluation, next steps to employment or education, and a Cooperative Work Experience (CWE), which is an internship in their field of expertise. Language and college transition courses are also available. One of the ways to assist these professionals is to identify high need areas and recruit students in that field for courses specifically developed for that profession. 

The Chemeketa ESOL program waives the testing and tuition fees for any refugee who registers for classes (including ones that serve skilled immigrants) within the program.

There are specific eligibility requirements. For more information, contact Genevieve Halkett at 503.399.2393.

Small Business Development Center
Center for Business & Industry, 626 High St. NE, Salem
The SBDC offers classes in English and Spanish where students can learn about the first steps of owning a business

Community Immigration Resources

Mano a Mano Family Centers (Marion & Polk counties)
3850 Portland Rd. #210, Salem
Citizenship classes, along with notary and food pantry services.

PCUN (Marion, Polk, Yamhill counties)
300 Young St, Woodburn
Farmworkers' rights union

Consulado de Mexico en Portland
1305 SW 12th Ave, Portland
Mexican Consulate in Portland, for documentation, passports, mobile consulate days, etc.

Immigration Advocates Network
Searchable database for immigration legal services by state, county or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in the directory.

National Immigration Law Center


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