In Support of the Rights of SF State Community Members who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Resolution Number: RS17-361
May, 2017
Whereas: 
RATIONALE: Considering the current political climate and federal administration, we believe it is important for us to re-affirm the inherent rights and well-being of all members of our campus community regardless of immigration status.
Whereas: 
on March 16-17, 2017, the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) unanimously passed a resolution entitled, In Support of Students Admitted to the CSU Under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [AS-3287-17/FA (Rev)]; and
Whereas: 
the City and County of San Francisco has been a “city and county of refuge” since 1989; and
Whereas: 
the mission of San Francisco State University includes an “unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university;” and
Whereas: 
the SF State Administration and community has already shown significant investment in our undocumented students and campus community members by establishing the Dream Resource Center on campus; and
Whereas: 
President Trump has indicated he would repeal DACA which would put many DACA students and their families at risk of economic hardships, displacement, and fear; and
Whereas: 
the SF State Administration and community has already shown significant investment in our DACA students by hiring DACA eligible students as student assistants and promoting equitable work opportunities; therefore be it
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate of SF State calls for the campus administration, faculty, and staff to continue to stand in solidarity with and ensure the protections of all undocumented campus community members; and be it further
Resolved: 
that if DACA were repealed, we would encourage SF State to develop internships, fellowships, and scholarship for DACA and DACA eligible students in an attempt to maintain their economic well-being; and be it further
Resolved: 
that if DACA were repealed, we would join with the ASCSU in standing ready to “advocate for legal resources and material support to ensure that the rights that would otherwise be available to DACA and DACA-eligible students are preserved;” and be it further
Resolved: 
that this document be distributed in particular to the University President, University Provost, Office of University Counsel, AVP for Academic Affairs Operations, Executive Director of Academic Technologies, VP for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, University Registrar, Director of Enrollment Management Technology, and all campus departments that interact with students directly or indirectly.