SCCCD backs undocumented students

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Published on October 2, 2019 -
SCCCD backs undocumented students

SCCCD backs undocumented students

Ksee 24 news at 11 starts now... "the dreamers we call them in our current programs are asking questions about what does this mean?"

Stefani: fresno area community college leaders stand in solidarity with undocumented students amid the uncertainty of a trump presidency.

Stefani: good evening... i'm stefani booroojian.

Evan is off tonight.

Stefani: education matters... tonight, area community college leaders passed a resolution to protect the future of undocumented students.

[a9]sccd daca-vo setup stefani: in 2012, president obama took executive action allowing certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to temporarily avoid deportation... many fear president elect trump may do away with the deferred action for childhood arrivals program or daca .

[a10]sccd daca-box stefani: ksee24's patrick nelson joins us live from fresno city college where school leaders are taking a stand to protect their students.


[a11]sccd daca-live patrick: president elect trump has pledged to cancel many of the executive orders of president obama in his first 100 days in office.

That leaves many undocumented college students here wondering about their future.

Tonight community college leadership is fighting for the rights of those students.

Lucy ruiz / spokesperson for state center community college district 48:59 "daca beneficiaries on our campuses have been exemplary student scholars and student leaders."

49:05 but undocumented students attending classes at fresno city college and other campuses are nervous.

Many of them unsure of their futures because president-elect donald trump vows to cancel executive orders made by president barack obama.

One of those executive orders-- the daca program that allows undocumented immigrants who entered the united states as children the opportunity to temporarily avoid deportation.

Dr. paul parnell / scccd chancellor 38:58 "we've had questions yes.

I think all of our counselors.

The dreamers we call them in our current programs are asking questions about what does this mean?

What could this mean?"

39:08" tuesday night state center community college district board members pushed back against any plans president-elect trump may have to get rid of the daca program.

Passing a resolution affirming their stance on undocumented students miguel arias / scccd board trustee 51:15 i'm proud to be a part of a governing board where locally we are saying the immigrant community, daca students continue to have a place at fresno city college and every campus that we serve."

51:25 dr. paul parnell-- the district chancellor says he wants president elect trump to know backing undocumented students pays.

36:28 "over $75 billion they have the potential to contribute to our gross domestic product and if the gdp is going up by $75 billion it sounds like a good deal to me and something the new

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