MiraCosta College is committed to providing an environment in which students have the opportunity to learn without fear of being deported. As such, the college wishes to reaffirm the following principles:
- All California Community Colleges, including MiraCosta College, are open to all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission, regardless of immigration status.
- MiraCosta College will not release any personally identifiable student information, including any data related to immigration status, without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.
- MiraCosta College will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race, or sexual orientation.
- The MiraCosta College Police Department will not detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of (suspected) undocumented immigration status.
- MiraCosta College will continue to advocate for educational opportunities for all students in the community college system, regardless of immigration status, at the local, state and federal level.
MiraCosta is also committed to making information readily available to our students regarding their rights and the resources available to them.
- The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America has created an FAQ for students, educators and social service providers. We have posted that FAQ on our website. It is available at miracosta.edu/faq.The Chancellor’s Office has also created a website with resources available in both English and Spanish, which can be accessed at www.cccco.edu/ResourcesforUndocumentedStudents.
- The college maintains a page with information specifically for AB 540 and DACA students. This website can be access at miracosta.edu/ab540 or miracosta.edu/daca.
- The college has partnered with Ready Now San Diego, UURISE, and San Diego Immigration Rights Consortium (among others) to host informational forums on DACA and the latest in immigration news.
This week we are having qualified immigration attorneys on the Oceanside Campus to provide FREE immigration assessments/consultations to students. This is by APPOINTMENT ONLY and availability will be limited. Each consultation appointment will vary from 15-20 minutes. Immigration attorneys will offer assessments on different forms of immigration relief, including: VAWA, U-Visa, DACA, citizenship and more. Call the EOPS office at 760 795-6680 to schedule an appointment.
We are in the process of plans to offer a similar event in March and also a “Know Your Rights” workshop by the end of February.
Students are also encouraged to seek out assistance from our counselors, faculty and staff. We are all here to support our students and ensure that they have the opportunity to participate in their education and be successful without fear.