Mesa Journeys




Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-500-2053
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Leticia Diaz
Director of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Special Programs

Rosa Palacios
EOPS/Borderless Scholars Adjunct Counselor

Clemente Ayala
EOPS/Borderless Scholars Adjunct Counselor 

Consuelo Orihuela
Project Assistant

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Borderless Scholars Program



Borderless Scholars supports undocumented, AB540, Dreamer, DACA, students from mixed-status families, faculty/staff, and allies as well as the community at large. Here you will be able to learn more about our staff, events, and resources specifically for undocumented students. 

                                                ATTENTION TO ALL STUDENTS:
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, our department will continue to serve our students remotely.  All district campuses and facilities are closed physically to the public, until further notice. For status updates, please visit the San Diego Mesa College website for more information and updates at

The Borderless Scholars team is still available to serve you and will be working remotely during this time.

Spring 2021 SDCCD Virtual DREAMER Conference

The Mesa College Borderless Scholars program is delighted to invite you to our Spring 2021 SDCCD Virtual Dreamer Conference: Connecting Through Hope and Empowerment on Friday, April 23rd from 10am-1pm.

Learn about laws and policies impacting current and prospective students that identify as undocumented, AB540, Dreamer, DACA recipients and students from mixed status families. Attendees will also learn about resources available at City, Mesa, Miramar, and Continuing Education Colleges and in our communities. Everyone is welcome!

Register here:

Register to receive the program with Zoom link. Attendees are welcome to stop by any time during the conference. Attendees will receive a free T-Shirt.

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Join the Mesa College Dreamer Students Work Group! We meet on a regular basis.
Staff/faculty and students are welcome to join!

Contact Borderless Scholars at for more information.


The Mesa College Borderless Scholars DREAM Team is here to support you!

What is Borderless Scholars?

The Borderless Scholars’ program is designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for undocumented students and undocu-allies. We support these students to overcome personal and educational challenges due to their immigration status. We provide personal, career, and academic counseling, on-campus support services, and community resources including free legal services. Advocacy and social justice is our main passion; allow us to be the support you need.

What are the Borderless Scholars services?

  • Academic/Career/Personal Counseling
  • Book Service
  • Meal cards
  • On and off-campus resources.
  • California Dream Act application assistance.
  • AB-540 Affidavit completion assistance
  • Specialized Workshops and events specifically created for undocumented students
  • "Know Your Rights" sessions.
  • Immigration Consultations.
  • And much more!

What are the requirements to participate as a Borderless Scholar?

  • Identify as a Dreamer, AB-540, Undocumented, and/or DACA recipient.

How to apply to Borderless Scholars

  • Borderless Scholars applications are available through the EOPS Office.
  • Submit EOPS application to apply for Borderless Scholars Program.
  • For more information contact us at, 
           San Diego Mesa College
           EOPS Office, Student Services building, I4-309
           7250 Mesa College Drive
           San Diego, CA 92111-4998     

FREE Immigration Legal Services

San Diego Mesa College and Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) have partnered to progive services through its Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) program. The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) program is a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty at Community Colleges to access personalized Immigration Legal Services from highly qualified legal practitioners. JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representatives are available at local schools to provide culturally-competent, trauma-informed, and reliable expertise to the campus community.

Click on the link below to learn more about these services and to schedule a FREE appointment with an immigration attourney:

Services include:

  • Immigration eligibility consultations
  • DACA renewal
  • Naturalization
  • Family-based immigration
  • Know Your Rights sessions
  • Emergency Planning & Safety Preparedness
  • Other legal immigration services

For more information about the HELS program, call (858) 637-3345 or email helsimmigration@jfssd.orgFollow JFS HELS on Instagram @hels_sd.



SDCCD pledges support of students regardless of immigration status. Learn more about how our San Diego Community College District supports our Dreamers through the Dreamer Support Program.
     Click Here! 
Learn about District updates pertaining to Dreamer students at News and Information. Read memos here: 
     Updated Information regarding DACA renewals
     Important Information for DACA students
     Important Immigration Information for Students
     Services for Homeless Students


Immigration Detainee Locator

Visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement webpage to locate a detainee who is currently in ICE custody. The online detainee locator system cannot search for records of persons under the age of 18. Click here to visit the detainee locator system.


 Local Dream Centers @ Colleges & Universities

 Additional Information for Educators