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

Join Mesa for
Undocumented Student Action Week

October 19th - 23rd, 2020



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 https://sdmesa.eduThe Borderless Scholars team is still available to serve you and will be working remotely during this time.

COVID-19 Resources for undocumented, AB540, Dreamers, DACA recipients, and students from mixed-status families


You are invited to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students. Join SDCCD Dreamer Support Programs and the Mesa College Borderless Scholars program at any of the virtual events being offered during the Undocumented Student Action Week from October 19-23!

The Mesa College Borderless Scholars team partnered with the Dreamer Support Programs at the District, City College, Miramar College, and CE to offer a series of virtual events. -Click on this link to view the schedule of events: 

Your Borderless Scholars team will also be offering the following events. -Click here to view the schedule of events. 

Interested In Supporting Undocumented Students at Mesa?

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!

Fall 2020 Events

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     

The Community College Immigration Legal Services

Mesa College and Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS), through its Higher Education Legal Services Program, have partnered to bring free immigration legal services to students, staff, and faculty. Click here to learn more about this service and to schedule an appointment with a legal representative.



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