MSJC encourages DACA students to apply for renewal

January 11, 2018

Mt. San Jacinto College urges students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to make applying for their renewal a priority. A federal judge in California this week ordered the Trump Administration to continue the DACA program after the administration tried to rescind the program.

As one of California’s 114 community colleges, MSJC provides open access to all and we support our DACA students. Under the 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.

"While this ruling is a positive step for our DACA students, we understand it will likely be appealed. So it is important for DACA students to apply for renewal quickly," said Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz. "At MSJC, we will continue to support all of our students so they can achieve their educational goals and be a part of a strong, diverse community."

MSJC will continue to uphold its mission and values, which call for providing "quality, accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs" to our diverse populations.

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