Cal Poly declares support for ‘undocumented’ students

November 11, 2016

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Amid uncertainty as to whether President-elect Donald Trump will dismantle an executive order that grants some illegal immigrants exemption from deportation, Cal Poly administrators declared their support for “undocumented” students who are attending the university.

In 2012, President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allows illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States prior to their 16th birthday to obtain exemption from deportation, renewable work permits and, in California, access to state financial aid for higher education.

During the presidential campaign, Trump said he would rescind Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Now, numerous people who moved to the United States illegally, including some Cal Poly students, are fearful of what Trump will do.

President Jeffrey Armstrong

President Jeffrey Armstrong

On Thursday, as part of “National Educators Coming Out Day,” Cal Poly held an event in support of its undocumented students. Both Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong and Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey attended the event and declared their support for undocumented students.

Humphrey announced the university will transform one of its building into a “DREAM” Center, which will open early next year. California’s Dream Act is the law that allows students who came to the United States illegally to obtain state financial aid.

In a letter announcing the new program, Humphrey stated the DREAM Center “will create a safe and welcome space where undocumented students and their supporters can gather in the community to receive support from staff, access resources and draw on the strength of their peers.”

A total of 176 current Cal Poly students have been identified as undocumented, and there may be about 200 attending the university, according to the Tribune.







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45 Comments

  1. CC_Marauder says:

    More bleeding heart, traitorous academia.

    You sir (Jeffrey Armstrong) are now on the radar of the American Patriot.

    Better tighten up that resume, we’re coming for your job.

    Real Americans before ILLEGAL INVADERS.

    True Story

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    • non_sequitur says:

      “The U.S. debt to China is $1.185 trillion.”

      “The United States allowed China to become one of its biggest bankers because the American people enjoyed low consumer prices.”

      https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-debt-to-china-how-much-does-it-own-3306355

      So you prefer that the slaves are all White? I think that is racist.

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      • CC_Marauder says:

        You’re barking up the wrong tree. I personally and purposely try to buy anything and everything I consume from a non – Chinese source. Admittedly, no matter how hard I try, i cannot avoid having to buy some stuff from their but damned if I don’t try hard to avoid it.

        I do not know another American that is as fanatical as I am about my anti Chinese stance. But it helps me sleep better at night for decades now.

        Most Americans are too dumb to understand that we are fattening the wallets of one of our greatest enemies.

        Not I.

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  2. TiaMiaOhMy says:

    OH MAN…..this is an issue that really strikes a NERVE! Especially if you have had children…LOCAL children, with good grades that have applied to Cal Poly and not been accepted. So, are they being displaced by illegal alien students? I have a hard time feeling so sorry for their situation when it’s their parents that BROKE the law and then WE have to pay for this when our gov’t has turned a blind eye for ALL these years. So, how the heck to these kids and their families “slip through the cracks” all these years??? Our system is so broken and that’s why we have SO MANY illegal aliens here. If I were a drug dealer or if I in some way broke the law — IT AFFECTS MY CHILDREN, bottom line! And, the kids that are here illegally are displacing American Citizens and NOW they going to taking parts of the financial aid…and people wonder or don’t understand why or how Donald Trump got elected??? A lot of us are sick and tired of paying for the illegals that here. My family is just as important, and too me MORE IMPORTANT than anything, and especially more important than someone who has come here illegally. So, don’t cry me a river about how they are just trying to make a better life for themselves….guess what SO ARE WE…so isn’t THAT IMPORTANT TOO. We have three diplomas currently hanging on our wall from Cal Poly and now one attending, who finally got in after he applied by marking a box besides the “white” box. I am in agreement with some of the other commentors that I would not donate a dime to Cal Poly under the current ideology of this administration!

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