The January 27, 2017 Executive Order suspending entry of nationals from seven majority Muslim countries serves to renew and reinforce the League’s commitment to the multinational, multiethnic, and extraordinarily diverse student body attending California’s 114 Community Colleges.

California’s community colleges and the states’ pioneering tripartite system of public higher education represent a powerful countervailing argument to an overly broad policy premised on sweeping generalizations of entire national populations and religions.

With approximately one of every five community college students in the U.S. attending a California community college, and more than 67% of California community college students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, the League remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting and advocating for investment, policies, evidence-based educational practices, and campus environments that advance upward social mobility and a more democratic and prosperous California.