In Support of the Preservation and Extension of the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

 

AS-3303-17/FGA

ATTACHMENT 1 TO AS-3303-17/FGA, ATTACHMENT 2 TO 3303-17/FGA

ATTACHMENT 3 TO 3303-17/FGA, ATTACHMENT 4 TO 3303-17/FGA

ATTACHMENT 5 TO 3303-17/FGA, ATTACHMENT 6 TO 3303-17/FGA

ATTACHMENT 7 TO 3303-17/FGA, ATTACHMENT 8 TO 3303-17/FGA

ATTACHMENT 9 TO 3303-17/FGA

 


RESOLVED
: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) reaffirm AS-3279-17/FGA Support for the Letter to President Trump from the Leaders of California’s Systems of Higher Education About the Continuance of DACA and AS-3287-17/FA (Rev) In Support of Students Admitted to the CSU Under Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU reaffirm its commitment to protecting and strengthening campus and system diversity in all its forms and promoting respect and understanding for all people; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU stand in support of members of the CSU community who are undocumented, including students who are currently protected by AB 540 and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in their pursuit of higher education and a better life, and will work to provide campus climates that do not interfere with said pursuit; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU stand in solidarity with various campuses (see attached resolutions from Fresno, Fullerton, Northridge, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, etc.) and system organizations (the California Faculty Association, California State Student Association, etc.) to better serve and advocate for the needs of undocumented students; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU urge the CSU campuses to support DACA students’ equal access to instate tuition and support the ability of AB 540 students to enroll and sustain their attendance, including using institutional funds, stipends, and scholarships to fill any gap created by discriminatory laws for students; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU support the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines which supersede the Public Records Act and require that universities and their staff maintain confidentiality of all personally identifiable information in education records, including national origin and immigration status; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU urge CSU campuses not to maintain any documentation related to the citizenship status of students, with particular attention to AB 540/200 affidavits, that is not expressly required by law to be maintained by the university and should oppose any efforts to create a registry based on immigration status or other protected characteristics; and be it further

RESOLVED: That in the event DACA is rescinded, the ASCSU urge the CSU to ensure affected students continue to receive their financial aid and fellowship stipends and guarantee instate tuition to students previously deemed DACA recipients; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU urge CSU campuses to not enter into agreements or enforcement actions with law enforcement agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security, federally deputized local law enforcement, or any other agencies for immigration enforcement regarding arrests, interviews, searches and surveillance unless required to do so by a valid warrant, court order, or emergency health and safety concerns; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU support SB 54 (De León), on the California Values Act, which would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies, school police, and security departments from using state/agency resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest a person for immigration purposes; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU support AB 699 (O’Donnell, Chiu, and Kalra), Education Equity: Immigration and Citizenship Status which would prohibit school officials and employees, except as required by state law, from collecting information or documents about the immigration status of students or their family members or allowing an officer or employee of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enter a school site without providing valid identification, a statement of purpose, and receiving approval from the principal or district superintendent; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU support the allocation of $30 million in funding to assist DACA recipients in AB 134 and SB 119 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review), Budget Act of 2017; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU urge our intersegmental colleagues, community partners, State and national leaders across the business, civic, government, religious and non-profit sectors to join with us in supporting DACA; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU endorse CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White’s Statement Regarding DACA and the DACA California Education Leaders Letter in urging the United States Congress to immediately enact the bipartisan legislation that will protect our DACA students which would provide long-term security for them to continue to live in and contribute to their local communities making them safer and our economy stronger; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU encourage California U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to draft and pass federal legislation that provides DACA protections; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU electronically distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor, CSU campus Presidents, CSU campus Senate Chairs, CSU campus Senate Executive Committees, CSU Provosts/Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, California Faculty Association (CFA), California State Student Association (CSSA), CSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (ERFA), Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, Academic Senate of the University of California, California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors, University of California Board of Regents, California Governor Jerry Brown, California State Senate, California State Assembly, Assemblymembers O’Donnell, Chiu, Kalra, Ting, Senator De León, President of the United States, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Majority Leader of the Senate, and each  Senator and Representative from California in the United States Congress.

 

RATIONALE: As the official voice of the faculty in matters of system-wide concern, the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) provides the means for the faculty to participate in the collegial form of governance which is based on historic academic traditions as recognized by California law. We reaffirm, reference and/or support the following resolutions and related statements in support of DACA:

 

1) Support for the Letter to President Trump from the Leaders of California's Systems of Higher Education ant the Continuance of DACA http://www.calstate.edu/acadsen/records/resolutions/2016- 2017/documents/3279.shtml. The leaders of the three higher education systems in California have already supported continuance of DACA. Please see their letter.

2) In Support of Students Admitted to the CSU under Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) http://www.calstate.edu/acadsen/records/resolutions/2016-2017/documents/3287.shtml. On its website, the US Department of Homeland Security defines the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act as follows:“On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time.” https://www.dhs.gov/topic/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca. Many current CSU students fall under the protections and enjoy the rights provided by DACA. The CSU stands up for all its students.

3) ASCSU stands in solidarity with campus resolutions (see attached) from Fresno, Fullerton, Northridge, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, etc.

4) ASCSU stands in solidarity with statements from system organizations such as California Faculty Association and California State Student Association.

5) ASCSU supports SB 54 (De León), on the California Values Act, which would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies, school police, and security departments from using state/agency resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest a person for immigration purposes
(https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB54)

6) ASCSU supports AB 699 (O’Donnell, Chiu, and Kalra), Education Equity: Immigration and Citizenship Status which would prohibit school officials and employees, except as required by state law, from collecting information or documents about the immigration status of pupils or their family members or
allowing an officer or employee of United States immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enter a school site without providing valid identification, a statement of purpose and receiving approval from the principal or district superintendent (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB699)

7) ASCSU advocates funding for AB 134 (Ting), Budget Act of 2017 (http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB134), and SB 119 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review), Budget Act of 2017 (http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB119)

8) CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White’s Statement Regarding DACA (Attachment)

9) DACA California Education Leaders Letter (Attachment)

 

 

 

 

Approved Unanimously – September 14-15, 2017

 

 

 


 
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