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Campus Announcement Regarding DACA Court Decision
Dear Cuesta Community,
We are deeply troubled by the recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision, which holds that the DACA program violates federal law. However, this decision does not change our mission to welcome and serve all students. This is what we have always done, and we will not waiver. We will continue to do all we can to ensure our undocumented students feel safe and supported at Cuesta College.
The court’s decision allows current DACA recipients to avoid immediate disruption to their lives and to seek extensions of their DACA status. This is a far from a permanent solution and we encourage you to apply for DACA renewal as quickly as possible.
The Cuesta College Monarch Centers are available to assist you and provide a safe, supportive space for questions and conversation. The Monarch Center is located in the Student Success Center, Building 3300, room 3315A on the SLO Campus and Student Services Building N1100, room N1123 at the North County Campus.
Students and employees can make a free appointment with a legal services provider to renew their DACA application:
California Community Colleges Higher Education Legal Services: FindYourAlly.com
University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center: ucimm.law.ucdavis.edu
California State University Legal Support Services
Please know that the Cuesta Campus Community is here to support you.
Dr. Jill Stearns, Superintendent/President
Dr. Jason Curtis, Vice President of Instruction
Dr. Elizabeth Coria, Vice President Student Success and Support Programs
Melissa Richerson, Vice President of Human Resources
Dan Troy, Vice President of Administrative Services