The North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees passed a resolution Tuesday, March 14 supporting all District students and privacy of student records to “reassure students and our community that our campuses will remain welcoming places for students of all backgrounds to learn.”
The District “declares that its campuses shall remain open and welcoming to all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission, regardless of immigration status, and that financial aid remains available to certain undocumented students.”
It also “urges the new United States presidential administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants ‘Dreamers’ – people brought to this country as children by their parents – reprieve from deportation because California and the United States are both stronger due to their contributions to our economy and to our communities.”
The resolution was passed 6-1.
A similar resolution will be presented at the Thursday, March 23 meeting of the Cypress College Academic Senate. The Senate will also consider a motion supporting the NOCCCD resolution and a similar resolution already passed by the Fullerton College Faculty Senate Feb. 16.