In the Spotlight
September 9, 2020
Support Undocumented and DACA Students
Undocumented students and immigrants are a part of our community and have so much to contribute to our college. We all benefit when they can adjust their immigration status and access educational and employment opportunities.
With that in mind, we are asking you to take action to support DACA and H.R. 6. As you may know, DACA is a short-term solution that may provide relief from deportation and enable participants the opportunity to work. H.R. 6 represents a long-term solution that would provide an actual pathway for residency for undocumented students.
We hope you can join us as we stand in solidarity with our undocumented community.
Background on DACA
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an executive order and immigration policy which allows certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to currently receive a one-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit in the U.S.
Background H.R. 6
The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) is the only bill that provides a pathway for residency and citizenship for undocumented students and adults. It passed the House in June 2019 and is currently waiting for a Senate vote and approval.
If you care to support our undocumented students, please consider contacting the following individuals to voice your support for DACA and H.R. 6:
Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Senator Kamala Harris
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
601 W. Broadway, Room 630
Louisville, KY 40202
U.S. House of Representatives
25th Congressional District (Santa Clarita, Simi and Antelope valleys)
Congressman Mike Garcia
1130 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
If you live outside the 25th District, you can find your local representative here.
Thank you for speaking up in support of our most vulnerable students.
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, Chancellor
Dreamers Taskforce Leads