President Conoley Says Undocumented Students Welcome at Long Beach State Univ.
Statement comes in the wake of Trump’s DACA announcement
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2017) – President Jane Close Conoley today issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
The doors of Long Beach State University remain open to all eligible undocumented students. They are welcome and wanted at The Beach. They are an important and vital part of our campus community.
Long Beach State University remains committed to every student who has met our rigorous standards for admission and retention. It is important to know that this announcement will not affect the AB540 status that the state of California has provided. Students currently eligible for AB540 will continue to be eligible for in-state tuition and the financial support for which they are qualified.
The change in national policy is disheartening. When signing up for DACA our students believed the information they provided to the federal government would afford them an opportunity to work and learn free from fear of deportation and to become even more productive members of the community. This new policy breaches the trust that once existed between California’s younger generation and the United States government. This is not good for California. The loss of economic power and faith could take generations to rebuild.
Our undocumented students have campus services available to them. A first stop should be our Dreamers Success Center. There, they can be referred for counseling, food and housing support, and other services.
For more details, please see President Conoley's full statement to the campus community:
Additional information can be found below:
CSU Systemwide Communications and Guidance:
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Long Beach State University is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university committed to providing highly valued undergraduate and graduate degrees critical for success in the globally-minded 21st century. Annually ranked among the best universities in the West and among the best values in the entire nation, the university’s eight colleges serve more than 37,500 students. Long Beach State values and is recognized for rich educational opportunities provided by excellent faculty and staff, exceptional degree programs, diversity of its student body, fiduciary and administrative responsibility and the positive contributions faculty, staff, students and more than 300,000 alumni make on society.