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DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: STLCC

This guide provides links to information about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

Although no longer available on free open websites, these two short documentaries can still be accessed by STLCC students, faculty and staff.

The films tell deeply personal stories about what it's like to come of age in America while undocumented. "I Was Born in Mexico, But… and Vida Diferida (Life, Deferred) bear witness to the everyday battles of two young women growing up amidst the ever-changing landscape of U.S. immigration policy. Through their stories, we get insight into what life was like before DACA, the change that DACA brought, and the urgency of passing legislation that would finally give this generation a chance to be free. A powerful tool for educators and communities interested in gaining a deeper understanding and starting conversations about immigration reform and for anyone working with undocumented youth." (Description from the DREAMer Docs website). 

STLCC Chancellor's Statement on DACA

(September 6, 2017)

 
This week we received the difficult news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will end March 5, 2018. In the coming months, there will be much debate over this announcement, but we’re not interested in debate, we’re focused on our continuing support for all of our students. St. Louis Community College is committed to supporting the diverse students, faculty and staff that call STLCC home.
 
We look to Areli Munoz-Reyes, a student at our Forest Park campus, for inspiration. Areli is one of nearly a million young people affected by this pending decision and caught between continuing life as usual, or going back into the shadows. Areli is not giving up. She will continue her studies and continue to lend her voice as a DACA advocate.
 
The College’s core values and commitment to diversity and inclusion call for us to be vigilant and genuine when it comes to the success of our students. While we’re in the education business, we also support the “whole” student. Waiting for a final decision on DACA will be wrought with frustration and anxiety. Please know there are caring people on the campuses available to help students with counseling and support services:
 
Florissant Valley: LaVaughn Smith at 314-513-4245 
Forest Park: Glenn Marshall at 314-644-9126
Meramec & Wildwood: Bertha Moreland at 314-984-7504
 
This is a time for all of us to come together and stand on common ground. Students affected by the pending decision need our unbending support, our empathetic ear and a strong shoulder to lean on during this uncertain period. It’s the least we can do for those striving for a better life and a quality education.
 
We will continue to monitor the developments around the DACA rescission and keep you updated. For the moment, please visit the College's website for updated information on DACA.
 
Sincerely,
Jeff L. Pittman, Ph.D.
Chancellor

Kanopy Videos

http://stlcc.kanopystreaming.com/video/i-was-born-mexico

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000