Community College League of California Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Uphold DACA
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot immediately proceed with its plan to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an Obama-era program designed to protect nearly 700,000 young immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation while providing the ability to seek employment. In response to the recent decision, the Community College League of California released the following statement:
"The Community College League of California (League) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold DACA. California’s 2.2 million community college students include Dreamers, who are diligently pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities to support themselves, their families, their communities, and our state and nation. While the struggle to address systemic and institutional racism and economic inequality continues, the Court’s decisions on DACA and workplace discrimination for LGBTQ+ individuals are welcomed and needed advancements in civil rights. Regardless of immigration status or sexual orientation, the League is committed to serving all California Community College students in pursuit of higher education."
The Community College League of California (League), whose vision is Quality Public Community Colleges for All Californians, is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a voluntary membership of the 73 local community college districts in California. The League promotes student access and success by strengthening colleges through advocacy, policy development, leadership development, and district services. Visit our website at www.ccleague.org.