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California Community Colleges Declares Undocumented Students Week of Action

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The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has announced that Oct. 15-19 will be Undocumented Student Week of Action, encouraging its campuses and surrounding communities to participate in events that support undocumented students and asking Congress to establish a way for the group to obtain citizenship.

Chancellor Eloy Oakley

“It is imperative that the California Community Colleges, the single largest provider of post-secondary education in the nation, stand up our students, regardless of immigration status,” said Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. “We are committed to collaborating with community organizations to raise awareness about resources, including financial aid, for undocumented students, and we continue to advocate at the federal level for a permanent resolution to this issue.”

The week of action was established by a resolution the Board of Governors created which says that California Community Colleges is dedicated to creating an inviting and open space for students of any ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, age or socioeconomic status.

California Community Colleges have partnered with Immigrants Rising, the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, the Community College League of California, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and other organizations in the state of California to utilize the week to inspire students to host meetings with Congress and U.S. Representatives in hopes of obtaining steps to comprehensive immigration reform and give resources for undocumented students.

 

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