Foothill College Supports our Dreamers
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.
For more resources, please visit our Family Engagement Institute.
Sixth Annual Undocumented Student Action Week Returns the Week of 10/17!
The California Community Colleges are instrumental in ensuring every student, regardless
of their citizenship status, can pursue their career and professional goals free from
institutional barriers and discrimination.
The annual Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) was born out of this premise: to
build greater awareness of and support for policies that lead to undocumented student
Click button below to see upcoming events!
FOOTHILL FEI USAW EVENTS
Film Screening: Status Pending 10/20!
In celebration of Undocumented Student Week of Action, we are holding two screenings
for the short documentary Status Pending with filmmaker Priscilla Gonzalez. The screening
will be followed by a panel discussion that inspires advocacy, passion and community.
Immigration Legal Services Updates!
Visit our "Free Immigration Legal Services" page on the left toolbar to see recent
Foothill College is committed to supporting and empowering all students.
We stand fiercely in support of our undocumented community and are proud to be offering
resources and services for all.
Your Foothill College family is here for you.
IMPORTANT DACA UPDATE
August 30, 2022 - New DACA Rule -
Attention all DACA recipients!
If you are eligible to renew your DACA status, please do so as soon as possible.
DACA faces the imminent risk of being ended, threatening the lives of hundreds of
thousands of young people. The Texas federal court or the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
could lift the stay on the Texas court order - which currently allows renewals - in
the upcoming months. Additionally, if the 5th Circuit agrees with the Texas court
that DACA is unlawful, DACA could again be back before the U.S. Supreme Court. It
is unknown whether the final rule from the Biden Administration will protect DACA
from a negative court ruling, or if this rule will allow initial requests to be processed
and approved. Therefore, it is imperative that eligible DACA recipients continue to renew their
DACA as soon as possible, and that Congress act this year - we urge all parties to
do their part to support these crucial efforts.
For more information, click here!
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
The Family Engagement Institute (FEI), 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