Support in place for students affected by DACA repeal
San Marcos, CA (September 5, 2017) — Palomar College President Dr. Joi Lin Blake issued a college-wide statement on September 4, 2017 reaffirming the college’s commitment to support all students. In her email message, Dr. Blake stated, “The action to eliminate the DACA program would be contrary to our core values as an institution and principles of access, diversity, equity and inclusion which are central to our educational philosophy.” She further reiterated the Palomar Community College District Governing Board’s Resolution that “reaffirms its commitment to undocumented students, and all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission, regardless of immigration status….”
The College has counselors on-campus to meet with students who may be affected by today’s White House decision. In addition, students are encouraged to refer to the Palomar College website AB 540 and Immigrant Resources for campus and community resources. Earlier this year, the College retained immigration counsel to ensure up-to-date analysis and support regarding the implications for DACA students upon program repeal.
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