Friday, September 15, 2017

OCC: "We Stand with Our Dreamers"; IVC, not so much. But we have lots of blue tents!

From Orange Coast College's website
from their website:
​Orange Coast College welcomes and supports students from ALL walks of life, regardless of immigration status. In accordance with California law AB 540 and the California Dream Act, undocumented students at OCC will be afforded the same rights and resources as their peers, including access to resident tuition fees and financial aid.
OCC's website includes the following information:

About the End of DACA
Rescission Resources for DACA
Know Your Rights

Qualifying for Resident Tuition Fees under AB 540
Applying for Finanical Aid under the California Dream Act

Safety Plan for Youth & Children
Immigrant Rights Advocates in/near Orange County

DACA FAQs:

What is DACA?
How do I apply for DACA?
Should I renew my DACA?
What is the difference between DACA, AB 540, and the California Dream Act?
What is Advance Parole?

Upcoming Events

DACA Information Session
Thursday, Sept 14 @ 3:30 p.m.
Location: Multicultural Center
In partnership with UCI Dreamers Center

DACA Renewal Clinic
Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ 5-9 p.m.
Location: Student Center Lounge
In partnership with OC Immigrant Youth United

Constitution Day
Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ 11 a.m.
Location: Robert B. Moore Theatre

Campus Announcements

DACA Students Eligible for Scholarships to Be Used Toward Renewal
President Dennis Harkins' message to DACA Students
President Dennis Harkins' message about DACA Rescission

Contacts Information:

For general questions about DACA
Global Engagement Center
Phone: (714) 432-6810
Email: occinternational@cccd.edu

For questions about DACA resources on campus
Student Equity
Location: Watson Hall, 2nd floor
Phone: (714) 432-6847
Email: studentequity@occ.cccd.edu

For questions about AB 540 status
Enrollment Center
Location: Watson Hall, 1st floor
Phone: (714) 432-0202 ext. 26379
Email: tweikel@occ.cccd.edu
For questions about Financial Aid under California Dream Act
Financial Aid
Location: Watson Hall, 4th floor
Phone: (714) 432-5508
Email: occfinaid@occ.cccd.edu

In contrast, the IVC website dedicated to this topic, filed for inexplicable reasons under the auspices of Ofiice of Marketing and creative Services,  leads with a curiously remote image of blue tents from IVC's 2015 preview day and the title: Statement on Rescission of DACA


followed by this statement:
Upon learning of the Trump administration’s decision to phase out and rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the South Orange County Community College District reaffirms its commitment to upholding the constitutional rights of everyone in the United States, regardless of their citizenship or visa status.

We are steadfast in our commitment to our students’ rights and are dedicated to ensuring that all students have full access to our colleges and are protected from actions that would disrupt their education. Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College provide a safe learning environment for a diverse population of students, including immigrants who are pursuing a better life for themselves and their families. We will continue to be in full compliance of the District’s policies and procedures and will follow federal and state laws and regulations.
Our district is working closely with the California Community Colleges State Chancellor’s Office to advocate with Congress on a permanent resolution to help students who are impacted by the president’s decision. If you are interested in lending your support for this effort, please click here to contact your representatives.
To access resources for undocumented students, please visit the State Chancellor’s Office website at: http://www.cccco.edu/ResourcesforUndocumentedStudents.aspx.
Thank you to our dedicated students, faculty, staff, and administrators for your support of all of our students. 
Timothy Jemal
Board President
Dr. Debra L. Fitzsimons
Interim Chancellor
Denise Whittaker
Interim President, Saddleback College
Dr. Glenn R. Roquemore
President, Irvine Valley College
Nary a local contact or on-campus reference.

SHAME.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least it's on the IVC website front page. I cannot find it on Saddleback's.

Anonymous said...

It isn't on Saddleback's website at all.

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