PRESS RELEASE January 10, 2018
Contact: Paige Marlatt Dorr
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Federal District Court’s Injunction Against Rescission of DACA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the federal court’s decision to temporarily block Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA):
“Yesterday, a federal district court in California granted an injunction against the Trump administration’s rescission of the DACA program. DACA allows individuals who were brought into the United States without documentation as children to remain in the United States, to work, and to get an education. The Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges and I strongly supported this litigation, and are pleased with yesterday’s ruling. We understand that the ruling will be appealed. Nevertheless, individuals who are due to renew their DACA status, including those who have been unable to renew in recent months, should apply immediately.”
About the California Community Colleges
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 and prepare 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 http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/.