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T-Shirt Solidarity Day - March 5th, 2018

In September 2017, President Donald Trump ordered an end to the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) policy – a policy that has provided work permits and deferred deportation for young undocumented immigrants since 2012.  He created a March 5, 2018 deadline for Congress to pass a substitution before he begins phasing out the protection for DACA recipients.

This executive decision has placed at least 700,000 DACA recipients and their communities in a state of uncertainty, chaos and instability.  The struggle for first-class citizen treatment has been a historic ongoing struggle for undocumented youth and their families.  

Grossmont College houses many undocumented students who are here to pursue their educational goals. However, in light of the current political climate, many students are facing concerns with being deported, losing their work permits, stable housing, family separations, $495 DACA renewal fees, along with various other factors that are out of their control. It is crucial now more than ever to provide a safe haven for students who are part of our community.

We believe that creating a safe and empowering campus community for all students, including undocumented students, is vital in promoting student success and ultimately a compassionate and thriving world.   

We are inviting the campus as a whole – students, staff, faculty and administration – to participate in a T-shirt Solidary Day where we designate March 5th, 2018 to be a day where we show support to our Grossmont undocumented students.  This day of solidarity can highlight the importance of our support and unified vision to cherish both DACA and non-DACA undocumented students*.

This event is an opportunity for all of Grossmont College to show their support and love for our Dreamers/Undocumented/DACAmented students in the community.  This upcoming deadline could mean great joy for us or heartbreak.  Regardless, we hope you will take a stand to openly embrace the hundreds of students who are part of our campus community. 

Last Updated: 02/13/2018
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