September 5, 2017
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
For Immediate Release
CHAFFEY COLLEGE SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT HENRY SHANNON’S STATEMENT ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ACTION TO END DACA FOR DREAMERS
(Rancho Cucamonga) - Chaffey College Superintendent/President Dr. Henry Shannon issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s action to end DACA:
“At Chaffey College, we stand behind the words of California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz that the decision to end DACA is “a heartless and senseless decision that goes against American ideals and basic human decency.” The 800,000 lives affected by this decision are people who are law-abiding, educated and fluent in English. They serve in our military, teach in our classrooms and are the doctors, lawyers, scientists and leaders needed to continue building this strong nation. All of them were brought to this country as children and see this nation as their home.
“At Chaffey College, we have approximately 1,000 AB 540 students on our campuses. They are with us to pursue educational goals or to gain job skills. They positively contribute to our campuses and communities daily. For our students and the Dreamers across our nation, we urge Congress to find a permanent solution to this issue. At Chaffey College, we will remain committed to providing educational access to all students in the communities we serve regardless of their immigration status as written in our Governing Board Resolution in February 2017.”
Henry D. Shannon, Ph.D.