Important Immigration Resources
The San Diego Community College District is committed to supporting all of its students in their pursuit of an education and career. Our goal is to offer support to students who may be affected by recent changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Resources for undocumented students - California Community Colleges
What do I need to know if the DACA Program Ends? - Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Information update for DACA students - 3/9/18
Based upon a recent Supreme Court action, the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) is continuing to accept DACA renewal requests or requests from individuals who previously had DACA. Individuals who have never applied for DACA before cannot apply. Students in doubt as to their eligibility should speak with a qualified attorney or legal representative. Read more.
Important information for DACA renewal - 1/17/18
On January 9, 2018, a nationwide order was issued requiring the Federal Government to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with the following exceptions. Read More.
DACA recipients in our district eligible for more than $175,000 in emergency aid - 11/28/17
Students who have demonstrated financial need and completed a California Community Colleges Board of Governors Waiver or California Dream Act application are eligible. Emergency grants are distributed from the campus on which they are enrolled. Students wishing to learn more about the available emergency funds should contact the financial aid office at their college. Read More.
District passes resolution against the decision to eliminate DACA - 9/14/17
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the SDCCD Board of Trustees does not support and vehemently disagrees with the President's decision to terminate the DACA program in six months, putting nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants nationally at risk of deportation; Read More.
Our district stands with its 'Dreamers' - 9/11/17
San Diego Community College District students, administrators, faculty, and staff responded with shock and anger following the September 5 announcement by the Trump Administration that it would “wind down” the DACA program. The District and its colleges are working directly with its DACA students – workshops are being planned to provide them with legal advice and assist them with decisions about what to do next. In addition, information campaigns are being developed to let them know of available resources on campus and that SDCCD campuses are safe places and to encourage them to stay in school and continue to pursue their dreams. Read More.
Chancellor's statement on the elimination of DACA - 9/5/17
Today was a sad day in America when the Attorney General announced the Presidential decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program that provides support, especially educational opportunities, for young people who were brought to this country as children.
In the San Diego Community College District, these students are among the best and highest achieving students at City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges, and Continuing Education. Nationally, many are earning graduate degrees and are already giving back to their communities through services, expertise, and taxes. Read More.
Dear DACA Students, All Students, Colleagues, and Friends - 9/5/17, A letter to the community
The San Diego Community College District is deeply committed to the inclusion of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, or disability. The San Diego Community College District is deeply committed to the inclusion of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, or disability. We believe that America is a great and compassionate country and that our students and employees should be fully supported in that context. Read More.
Letter to President Trump regarding DACA - 8/31/17
On behalf of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), we are writing to you for a second time to urge you to uphold the 2012 Executive Order that initiated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program protects young men and women who were brought to the United States as children, allowing them to pursue their studies and complete their education at the postsecondary level. These young people were not and are not responsible for the decisions of others to bring them to this country at an early age and they are deserving of our support. Read More.
SDCCD pledges support of students regardless of immigration status, religion - 1/27/17
The San Diego Community College District joined a growing number of colleges and universities around the country today when its Board of Trustees approved a resolution reaffirming support of its students.
The resolution, passed unanimously, urges President Donald Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to work and study in the country without fear of being deported. Former President Barack Obama launched the policy in 2012. Read More.