Cal State Long Beach administrators announced Friday the university has set aside $200,000 to help offset costs for students completing DACA renewals between now and Oct. 5.
Carmen Taylor, vice president of student affairs, said in a letter sent to students on Friday that university officials are doing everything possible to provide support to those affected by the president’s recent decision to phase out DACA, a program created under Barack Obama’s administration that, essentially, gives a presidential pass from deportation for eligible immigrant youth who came to the country when they were children.
Under CSULB President Jane Close Conoley’s leadership, there are “#nobarriers to our students obtaining an education at Long Beach State,” Taylor wrote, adding that university administrators are proud to stand with their undocumented students. Recent figures show approximately 1,000 undocumented students are currently enrolled at CSULB.
Conoley tweeted about the development Friday afternoon with the hashtag “#heretostay.”
Beginning Friday, students can visit the Dream Success Center for guidance through the renewal process. If any students are experiencing hardships, staff can assist in that process as well, Taylor wrote. The Dream Success Center is located in Room 309 of the University Student Union, and can be reached via phone at 562-985-5869 or via email at email@example.com.
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