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Visit our events page for our upcoming Undocu-Wisdom series.
Response to Sep. 13, 2023 DACA Ruling
Despite a federal judge’s disheartening ruling that again found the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) program to be unlawful, Foothill College and De Anza College continue to welcome
current and potential undocumented and DACA students. The judge’s decision has no
impact on a student’s eligibility to enroll or stay enrolled in our colleges.
The latest ruling allows current DACA recipients to keep and renew their status; however,
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is still unable to process new applications.
The Biden administration is expected to appeal last week’s ruling, and the case is
likely to reach the Supreme Court
Foothill College stand in solidarity with the FHDA Board of Trustees and colleagues
across the state and nation in advocating for Congress to take action to protect our
students and develop a pathway to citizenship. We hope you will join us in advocacy
efforts and participate in the California Community Colleges Undocumented Student Action Week October 16-20 to learn more about how you can help support our students.
Response to Oct. 5, 2022 DACA Ruling
Despite the fact that an October 5 Federal Court of Appeals decision ruled that the DACA program violates federal law, Foothill College will
continue to serve and support our undocumented and DACA students.
Please note, the court’s decision does not impact a student’s AB 540 status and allows DACA recipients
to retain their status and even apply to extend their DACA status as is currently allowed for the foreseeable
Additionally, it has been stated by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas that "as a result of the stay that remains in place, no one who currently has DACA
will lose their protection from removal or work authorization."
Daisy Gonzalez, Interim Chancellor of California Community Colleges, declared that community colleges
will continue to work to ensure undocumented students are supported on our campuses.
Foothill College wholeheartedly supports Interim Chancellor Gonzalez’ statement.
Read the Foothill-De Anza Statement on DACA Ruling from Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor Judy Miner; De Anza College President Lloyd Holmes; and Foothill College Interim President Bernadine Chuck Fong.
Foothill-De Anza Stands Against Anti-Asian Hate
Foothill-De Anza stands in solidarity with Asian community during these times of increased
prejudice and violence against them. We are committed to serving the needs of our
To learn more about how we have shown up, click here.
Undocumented Student Allies Coalition
Foothill College's UndocuLiaison is generating interest in creating an Undocumented
Student Allies Coalition on campus.
An Undocumented Student Allies Coalition brings together students, staff, faculty,
and administrators across disciplines and representative of Foothill community to
build an undocu-friendly campus culture and institutionalize support and practices
for undocumented students and students of mixed-status families.
If you are interested, please fill out this form.
DACA Updates & Access to Legal Services
For questions about DACA, public charge, or possible immigration remedies, book a
consultation with the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area, Foothill's free, in-house
immigration legal services provider.
To book a consultation, click here.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR DISTRICT AND COLLEGE'S ACTIONS HERE