In light of the possibility of mass-deportation raids by
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Mt. San Jacinto College wants
to reaffirm that we fully support and are here to help our undocumented
"To our undocumented student population:
We hear you and we will do everything we can to support you in achieving
your educational goals and be a part of a strong, diverse community,” MSJC
Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz said. “We are making a commitment as
an institution to collaborate with community organizations that can provide
needed services and resources to further support undocumented students as they
pursue a quality higher education here at MSJC.”
Under the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA) program, undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S.
as minors are allowed to remain in this country, work and get an education,
including financial aid. We join the California Community College Chancellor’s
Office, other community colleges and institutions of higher education in
reaffirming our commitment to providing quality higher education in a safe
environment to all of our students, regardless of immigration status, race,
religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other demographic so they may
continue to reach their educational goals. MSJC will protect student privacy,
which under federal law requires us to keep student information confidential.
MSJC will continue to uphold its mission
and values, which call for providing “quality, accessible, equitable and innovative
educational programs” to all of our diverse populations.