Sept. 5th, 2017

SMC Stands with California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in Support of Dreamers

DACA Students

Santa Monica College stands with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office —and hundreds of other educational and business organizations—in affirming that our ‘Dreamer’ students are as integral a part of our community as anyone else. Here at Santa Monica College, we remain committed to serving our Dreamers, to help them fulfill their life’s dreams and aspirations; this college will continue to be a safe environment for all students and personnel. We will work to provide the greatest support to students affected by this decision, and campus and student leaders alike have already rallied in solidarity as well as to provide resources . SMC joins the Chancellor’s Office and all the other voices that will advocate determinedly in Congress for an effective solution to this issue, to end a cruel and unnecessary action that goes against the interests of local communities and our country at large.

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Link to Resources for AB 540, Deferred Action and CA Dream Act Students .

Graphic of the California Community Colleges Logo Contact: Paige Marlatt Dorr
Office: 916.327.5356
Cell: 916.601.8005
Office E-mail:

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Action to End DACA for Dreamers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s action to end DACA:

“Ending DACA is a heartless and senseless decision that goes against American ideals and basic human decency. Those who are affected by this decision were brought to this country as children and are pursuing an education and making contributions to their communities. Some have served in the armed forces defending this country. In California, we don’t put dreams – or Dreamers – on hold. The California Community Colleges remain committed to serving all students, regardless of immigration status and to providing safe and welcoming environments in which to learn. We will do all within our power to assist students affected by this decision, and we will advocate tirelessly in Congress for a permanent resolution to this issue.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 114 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy, and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit , , or .