Dear Beach Community:
The Supreme Court ruled today that the Trump administration violated federal law when it failed to follow appropriate procedures in attempting to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Court's 5-4 decision upholds protections from deportation for Dreamers.
While we celebrate this decision and take this opportunity to affirm our strong and unwavering support for every member of our Beach community, we must continue to work toward permanent legislative protections for those who are undocumented.
DACA provides work permits and protection from deportation for hundreds of thousands of hardworking, law-abiding, and tax-paying individuals who strengthen our nation through their professional contributions as teachers, physicians, nurses, lawyers, and scientists.
We are One Beach and will continue to pull together as a campus and community to support DACA recipients and other immigrants thriving in our community. We remain steadfastly committed to enabling the continued academic and personal success of our undocumented communities and to securing permanent relief for every student who aspires to citizenship. And, we will continue to join our efforts with many others in advocating for a permanent legislative solution to protect our undocumented students and employees. Each is a vital and cherished member of our Beach family.
In addition, the Beach will continue to make resources available including:
- Immigration legal services provided through agreements between the California Department of Social Services, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and the CSU;
- Services and support within our Dream Success Center; and
- Our Counseling and Psychological Services program, Basic Needs Program and Student Health Services. The campus also remains committed to our university's General Order 55, which sets a standard of behavior for our University Police Department around issues of immigration and customs enforcement.
Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.