The Orange County Dream Team was born out of a community’s profound need to help its talented undocumented youth obtain access to higher education. Established in 2004, the OCDT began with a small but diverse group of high school, college and university students united under a common goal of passing the DREAM and Student Adjustment Acts.
In recent years the OCDT played prominent roles in the 2010 campaign for the federal DREAM Act, the successful 2011 campaign for the California DREAM Act. OCDT was also an early champion of the Administrative Relief Campaign (later renamed Right to Dream) which resulted in the policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In 2013 OCDT participated in the successful campaign for the California TRUST Act, which sharply limits the cooperation between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Currently we are engaged in the national Not1More Deportation Campaign to stop all deportations and expand DACA and other administrative relief programs to the fullest extent possible under the law. At the state level we are organizing around the Health4All Campaign to make healthcare more accessible to undocumented people in the state of California.
The mission of the Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT) is to support and advocate for the rights of undocumented students of all nationalities:
1. By creating a sense of social consciousness of the issues that affect these students in the Orange County community.
2. By providing resources that will help these students accomplish their dreams of obtaining a higher education.
3. By helping to cement the attainment and passage of legislation that will allow undocumented students to become inclusive contributing members of society.
The Orange County Dream Team meets Sundays at 5:30 PM. For more information about our meetings, please email us: email@example.com