In Support of Students Admitted to the CSU Under Deferred Action
Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) is committed to the well-being of all CSU students, including those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act and those eligible for DACA; and be it further
That the ASCSU stand in solidarity with our DACA and DACA-eligible students and work to ensure the preservation of DACA; and be it further
That if DACA were repealed, the ASCSU stand ready to advocate for legal resources and material support to ensure that the rights that would otherwise be available to DACA and DACA-eligible students are preserved; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor, CSU campus Presidents, CSU campus Senate Chairs, CSU campus Senate Executive Committees, CSU Provosts/Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, California Faculty Association (CFA), California State Student Association (CSSA), CSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSUERFA), Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, Academic Senate of the University of California, California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors, University of California Board of Regents, and President Donald J. Trump.
RATIONALE: On its website, the US Department of Homeland Security defines the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act as follows: “On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time.” https://www.dhs.gov/topic/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca. Many current CSU students fall under the protections and enjoy the rights provided by DACA. The CSU stands up for all its students.
Approved Unanimously – March 16-17, 2017