Nancy from Immigrants Rising: Suggestion is limited to Clarifying or expanding the language on the existing "No Documents" checkbox to "include undocumented, DACA, and AB540/SB68)
Folks on the call had mixed feelings - some wanted to incorporate DACA as a Citizenship status value and some definitely did NOT want ask students to identify their DACA status
Mitch from Santa Rosa suggested we: Implemented DACA as a Citizenship status - and collect the DACA number and issue/exp dates, - already implemented for Visa, Alien Reg, etc?
Cons from the group:
- "But DACA is not a citizenship status, it's an immigration status and it's not required for Admissions. This is still a risk."
- Students worried about self-reporting and that we would have their information.
- Also a risk that financial aid would not be disbursed due to a mis-match in residency and FA application.
for Dec 17 call:
Nancy talked to experts in the field to get feedback - and there is still concern from students and practitioners against asking students to identify as DACA and feel the checkbox language change is more appropriate.
NEED: Chancellor's Office needs to weigh in on this issue:
- What is the official position on identifying and collecting information from DACA students across the CCC?
Once this legal position has been reviewed, we will seeking guidance on moving forward with this specific change suggestion, as well as any additional suggestions coming from the colleges.
- Overall, are we approved to make this language change?
- What is the CO decision on whether we should ask students to self-identify and collect information as a Citizenship status, or add DACA to the "No Docs" label only.
Bring to CO with Pro and Con feedback from the sub-committee group