Hartnell stands with our DACA-protected students

Publish Date: 
Jan 16, 2018

In light of the recent injunction against the Trump Administration’s rescission of the DACA program, Hartnell College reaffirms its support for DACA-protected students. 

Hartnell College remains committed to supporting our DREAMer students in the achievement of their higher education dreams. Through Mi CASA (Center for Achievement and Student Advancement) we will launch a number of activities to support our students during this injunction period.

On February 7, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Hartnell Community College District adopted Resolution 17:3 - In Support of Undocumented Students and Affirming the Privacy of Student Records.

Last year Hartnell enrolled 880 students eligible under California Assembly Bill 540 (amended under AB 2000). These DREAMer students are exempt from non-resident tuition and most are eligible for the Board of Governors (BOG) enrollment fee waiver. This represents a 202% increase in AB-540 students since 2010-11. This dramatic increase is a reflection of the inclusive and welcoming environment that has been created by the faculty, staff, and administrators of the College. It is important to keep in mind that even if changes occur with the DACA program, this will not affect existing California laws that enable eligible Dreamer students to attend college, receive BOG Fee Waivers, and apply for California Dream Act Grants.

In April 2016, Hartnell opened Mi CASA, one of the first DREAMer Centers at a California community college. Mi CASA provides services and support for DREAMer students. Information about services and activities through Mi CASA are available at
http://www.hartnell.edu/mi-casa-hartnell-college-dreamer-center. For more information, contact Bronwyn Moreno, Director of Student Affairs at bmoreno@hartnell.edu or 831-755-6723.