DACA Resources

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July 23, 2021 - Campus Message in Support of DACA Students

What is DACA?

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (deferred action from removal proceedings) for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Those granted deferred action are also eligible for work authorization. A grant of deferred action is temporary and does not provide a path to lawful permanent resident status or U.S. citizenship. However, a person granted deferred action is considered by the federal government to be lawfully present in the U.S. for as long as the grant of deferred action is in effect.

Campus support and Resources for DACA and Undocumented Students

We are proud to support all students, regardless of US citizenship status who apply and are admitted to the college. Each year, we enroll at least 2 undocumented students at CC, with complete funding (100% of need met). This means their CC Financial Aid covers Room/Board + Tuition (Full Ride). These funds are allocated especially for undocumented students in our Financial Aid Budget and special funds.

More information on Financial Aid can be found here.

More Information on Student Employment can be found here.

Resources for applying to jobs, internships and post-graduate opportunities can be found at the Career Services office page here. 

 

What is the current status of DACA? 

On July 16, 2021, a federal judge in Texas — Judge Andrew S. Hanen — ruled that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is unlawful, threatening to undermine the security that DACA has afforded so many people. The court ordered that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security can continue to process renewals from DACA recipients but may not approve new DACA applications. How does this ruling affect our students and community? For students who currently have DACA there is no change right now. We will do all we legally can to ensure that our undocumented and DACA students continue to have access to a CC education.
 
Here is a brief outline of the situation for DACA students, as we understand it:
 
For DACA recipients as of July 16, 2021:

  • If you have DACA right now, you can keep it.
  • If you have a renewal in place, you can keep renewing until further notice.
  • If you have a granted initial DACA application, it is still good.
  • If you have a pending initial application (anything short of fully granted), there is an indefinite freeze on that application.

For the most up to date information regarding DACA legislation, we encourage you to visit the Department of Homeland Security You may also find helpful information at the Fragomen News and Alerts webpage

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Additional Local & National DACA & Undocumented Resources

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