Statement on Supreme Court’s DACA Decision
El Camino College gratefully welcomes today’s long-awaited news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains intact. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling upholding DACA, new applications can now be processed and undocumented students can continue pursuing their educational dreams
“We’re pleased and relieved by today’s ruling,” said El Camino College President Dena P. Maloney. “DACA gives hope and opportunity to so many of the students we serve. Thankfully, that hope and opportunity have been preserved. We stand in solidarity with our undocumented students and are fully committed to their success.”
To help provide that support, El Camino established a Dreamers task force in 2016. Through collaboration with student organizations and academic divisions, this task force has been instrumental in assisting students who are unsure about their educational future by connecting them with resources. Thanks to its leadership, the task force has shown that El Camino stands by its students regardless of their situation.
Additionally, El Camino has partnered with the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) to provide no-cost immigration legal services to the campus community. Appointments can be scheduled here. The task force is also working with CHIRLA to schedule a series of DACA workshops for the upcoming fall semester. The Undocumented Student Resources website will include a list of dates soon.
June 18, 2020