MSJC applauds Supreme Court’s decision to uphold DACA program

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SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College commends the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 18 decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

It’s been a long time coming for the roughly 700,000 Dreamers the ruling personally affects nationwide. 

“We at Mt. San Jacinto College applaud the decision. This is a long-overdue victory, not only for Dreamers, but for all of us. The diversity on our campuses and in our communities enriches all of us and we will continue to stand by all of our students to ensure they succeed,” Roger Schultz, Ph.D., superintendent and president of MSJC, said

MSJC was selected to partner with the Perris-based TODEC Legal Center to provide free legal support services to faculty, staff and undocumented students at the college. Learn more at http://www.msjc.edu/dreamers

“We know that education is the path to building a strong community and improving livelihoods. We’re glad this issue has been resolved and that our DACA students can focus on achieving their educational dreams without concern of their status,” Schultz said.

The DACA program allowed undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as infants or minors to attend colleges and universities and get jobs so they can contribute to this country and help our communities. Many of the individuals in the DACA program have no memory of a home outside of the U.S. and consider this country their home.

MSJC reaffirms that it fully supports all of its students, regardless of immigration status, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other demographic. The college protects student privacy, which under federal law requires the college to keep student information confidential.

MSJC will continue to uphold its mission and values that call for providing “quality, accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs” to all of our diverse populations.

Mt. San Jacinto College serves about 27,000 students in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula, with campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee, Banning and Temecula. In May 2020, MSJC awarded a record-breaking 3,554 degrees and certificates to 1,958 graduates.

Submitted by Mt. San Jacinto College.