Gov. Brown supports the second part of the California Dream Act by signing AB 131. Under this bill, undocumented students will be eligible for financial aid.
The DREAM Act, which would provide legal status for undocumented students, was voted down by the U.S. Senate on Saturday, December 18. Republicans and Democrats had their reasons for opposing and supporting it.
Veterans have historically been given the promise of an education, but for those who risk their lives without citizenship, that is no guarantee. The DREAM Act could change this, by making it easier for undocumented students to attend college. The UCSC community plays its part in securing the passage of the state and federal DREAM Acts.
Santa Cruz speaks up for comprehensive immigration reform after issues with labor are made clear.
Undocumented students use various art forms to tell their stories of lives off the grid.
Over the sounds of passing cars and occasional honks of encouragement, Students of Color Collective (SOCC) member and emcee Chelsea Johnson-Long spoke out to the crowd of hunger strikers and supporters who gathered at the base of campus Tuesday. During this rare quiet moment at the sunny afternoon rally, Johnson-Long referenced the increases in tuition for working-class families and the university’s perceived lack of support for undocumented AB540 students, two of many issues that SOCC students believe are especially detrimental to UC Santa Cruz’s students of color. The event was designed to shine light on such issues as well as kick off SOCC’s hunger strike.