On September 13th the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) adopted a resolution seeking swift Congressional action to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The board expressed its commitment to providing a welcoming environment for students, regardless of their immigration status.

“The elimination of DACA is deeply concerning to us,” said SBCCOE Chair Dr. Russell Meyer. “We know the DACA program is fundamental for hundreds of our students to access higher education and increase their quality of life. We will remain supportive and hopeful that bipartisan legislation will preserve these opportunities.”

The resolution follows a series of actions and communications from the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and its 13 colleges to students, faculty and staff.

“It’s important for our communities to know that we support all individuals who come to our colleges,” said Dr. Nancy McCallin, CCCS president. “We have communicated resources to our students who wish to better understand their immigration options and emphasized our open access mission that is blind to where someone is born, where they consider home, or where they hold citizenship.”

View the SBCCOE Resolution to Preserve DACA.