Dreamers @ LPC
Las Positas College Stands with Our Dreamers
At Las Positas College, we support all of our students’ journeys, regardless of immigration status, to pursue their education and achieve their goals and dreams. We are also committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn.
Las Positas College applauds the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Federal Administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, providing extraordinary relief to nearly 800,000 Dreamers nationwide, about 200,000 in the state of California, and thousands right here in our Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.
These rulings offer hope, but they cannot erase the fear and pain of those whose legal status and personal identity were questioned in the first place. We must continue to commit ourselves to the recognition of every person's full humanity. Although, a long-term solution is needed through immigration reform, we remain hopeful and stand with our dreamers in support of permanent protections and against any future challenge. We cannot rest until there is a long-term policy solution that addresses the safety and security of this vulnerable population.
The college’s UndocuAlly Task Force is to be commended for their collectively efforts to increase student support, educate the campus community, and elevate best practices in support of our dreamers. We invite students, staff, faculty and community members to connect with our Dreamers @ LPC website to access campus and community resources and other student support services.
Now is the time to take on the longstanding practices within our colleges that have hurt our students of color and historically underserved communities. Our work continues, but by working together, we will continue to make real change on behalf of our students.