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Dear Cal State LA Community,

In an unanimous vote, the ASI Board of Directors passed A Resolution in Support of the Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615/H.R. 3440 115th Congress). The document was authored by VP for External Affairs and Advancement Marcos Montes and put forward by the ASI Legislative Affairs & Advocacy Committee. Please see the resolution below and visit: http://asicalstatela.org/resolutions to review past efforts from our legislative wing of A.S.I.

Associated Students, Inc. shares a profound concern with the Dreamers regarding the impact of the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Through this act, the federal government has created a tremendous sense of anxiety and fear, affecting thousands of students on our campus and nationwide. DACA is a tool for Dreamers to achieve their dreams, goals, and aspirations, but now our fellow students, friends, and colleagues fear the repeal of DACA will jeopardize their futures.

Per letters from Cal State LA University President William A. Covino and Chancellor Timothy P. White, the CSU community and our campus will continue to be supportive of undocumented students and foster a university climate where everyone feels welcome and included.

As an organization, we acknowledge that DACA students are more than an immigration status, economic impact, or a nine-digit number. We fully recognize that we are talking about human lives and want students in the undocumented community to know that A.S.I. is here to support. On our campus, the undocumented will not be relegated to the shadows. A.S.I. stands with Dreamers and we will advocate for and continue to support undocumented students by advocating civically, seeking a legislative solution to support our students. A.S.I. will act as an additional resource in supporting the passion and dedication of DACA students and their allies.

Please review the resources available for undocumented students:

Those interested in taking action, please make note of the following:

Additional Resources for Support and Education: