The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (BSIRA) of 2018 would grant Dreamers contingent non-immigrant status with a subsequent path to citizenship. This is a positive step forward but Congress must do better than what is contained in BSIRA. AACC has joined the other major higher education associations in a letter that expresses appreciation for […]
Download June 2018 community college priorities and legislative background documents. Community College Legislative Priorities, June 2018 (PDF) FY 2019 Appropriations (PDF) Dream Act / DACA (PDF) Higher Education Act Reauthorization/PROSPER Act (PDF)
> Download ‘AACC Pre-NLS Legislative Update’ as a PDF. In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team provided you with an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues that will be featured at the 2018 National Legislative Summit (NLS). We’ll leave plenty of time for questions and answers.
AACC supports DACA participants. Join us by signing on to the letter below. Click here to participate. Dear United States Congress: We write as the institutional leaders of America’s community colleges – large and small; urban, suburban and rural; and with widely varying student populations and programs. But each and every community college is dedicated […]
In a deeply disturbing development, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. AACC is disappointed with this decision. DACA temporarily shields undocumented individuals who came to the country before age 16 and meet other requirements from deportation. About 800,000 people have received […]
AACC joins ACE and other education leaders in a letter to President Trump urging support of DACA and Dreamer students. Download the letter as a PDF.
A June 15 Department of Homeland Security memo states that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain in effect. The memo, for the most part, is concerned with rescinding an Obama administration initiative for undocumented parents of citizens or legal residents and an extension of the DACA program. Neither was ever implemented […]