MiraCosta College works to make sure all students feel welcomed and have the tools
they need to succeed, regardless of immigration status. UPRISE strives to make sure
undocumented, DACAmented, and mix-status students at MiraCosta College feel safe and
supported by providing access to immigration legal services, offering academic and
mental health counseling, and connecting students to financial and academic resources.
MiraCosta College will not release any personally identifiable student information, including any data related to immigration status, without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.
Information below is based on southern county California requirements and practices. Please be aware that each state and city may have separate processes.
- Business Model Canvas
This model helps to structure your business idea and its components that come with the business idea.
- Immigrants Rising - Spark
Non-profit organization Immigrants Rising, built a website for folks who happen to be undocumented in search of starting their own business or enter entrepreneurship. Page and information offered in Spanish, English, Filipino, and Korean.
- Small Business Development Center - SBDC
Offer training and various low to no cost consulting and resources.
Call (760) 795-8740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Start Up: https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events
- Start Your Business in a Day (On-Demand): https://sdivsbdc.org/on-demand-training-for-business-start-up-and-pre-planning/
- SB 1159 and AB 2184
California Immigrant Center Sheet
“Under AB 2184, the Immigrant Business Inclusion Act, you can apply for a local business license without a Social Security Number as of January 1, 2019. You can use any of the following forms of identification instead” (CA Immigrant Policy Center).
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
- National Immigration Law Center
“An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are not eligible to obtain a Social Security number (SSN). These taxpayers include unauthorized immigrants as well as lawfully present individuals, such as certain survivors of domestic violence, Cuban and Haitian entrants, and spouses and children of individuals with employment visas.”
- ITIN Guide and Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on UPRISE services and program, call 760.757.2121 x6203 or contact:
Undocumented People Rise in Solidarity and Empowerment (UPRISE) is a service of the Department of Student Equity. For general inquiries about all Student Equity programs and services, please contact us at email@example.com or call our main office at 760.757.2121 x6900.