|From Orange Coast College's 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
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?
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
Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ 11 a.m.
Location: Robert B. Moore Theatre
DACA Students Eligible for Scholarships to Be Used Toward Renewal
President Dennis Harkins' message to DACA Students
President Dennis Harkins' message about DACA Rescission
For general questions about DACA
Global Engagement Center
Phone: (714) 432-6810
Location: Watson Hall, 2nd floor
Phone: (714) 432-6847
Location: Watson Hall, 1st floor
Phone: (714) 432-0202 ext. 26379
Location: Watson Hall, 4th floor
Phone: (714) 432-5508
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
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.
Dr. Debra L. Fitzsimons
Interim President, Saddleback College
Dr. Glenn R. RoquemoreNary a local contact or on-campus reference.
President, Irvine Valley College