Southwestern College Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

By Governing Board President Tim Nader and Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo

Today, the Trump Administration decided to end and phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has given protection to nearly 800,000 immigrants, including students at Southwestern College, who have always called the United States home. Southwestern College is deeply disappointed with today’s news that will create fear and anxiety for our students and young immigrants throughout the country.

President Trump has called on Congress to act and create legislation that will protect these young people from losing their homes, their families and their future. We urge Congress to work together to protect these people from deportation, to create a pathway to citizenship and to uphold the promise we as a country made to them.

Our hardworking DREAMers, like students across the country, are working every day to build a better future for themselves and their families, and are an integral part of our communities. We believe every student, regardless of their background or country of origin, has a right to an education at Southwestern College.

We stand with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the State of California in our support of DREAMers throughout the state. We will continue to work with them to defend our students’ rights to learn and live without fear and to urge Congress to do the same.

Southwestern College is committed to providing a welcoming learning environment to all of our college community, regardless of immigration status.

Tim Nader, J.D.
Governing Board President

Kindred Murillo, Ed.D.