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LEAD illustrates ‘The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn’

Members of LEAD pose for photo

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

On Wednesday, Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (LEAD) held a presentation titled “The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn” in honor of Undocweek. Members of LEAD gave this presentation to illuminate the struggles that undocumented women living in the U.S. experience. LEAD historian Maryann Estrad...

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

Dilan Pedraza speaks to students in the CCLC about his experience filming in documentary

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019

Navigating through school, society and careers is challenging enough without extra factors. Many undocumented young adults in Chico and throughout the country are required to take additional, and often tedious, steps in order just to acquire the right to work and live safely in this country.Leaders Educating...

DACA webinar provides clarity and information

The Dream Center hosted a webinar that informed students and teachers about the current  state of DACA. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Nate Rettinger

February 8, 2019

The Dream Center participated in a webinar put on by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center on Tuesday morning. The presentation went over the current state of the DACA program, litigation preventing the cancelation of the program and best practices for renewing a DACA application.There are currently 10 nationwide cases fighting against a shut down of the DACA program, including Batalla Vidal v. ...

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

Brown Beret activist stands tall next to student-made banner Photo credit: Nicole Henson Photo credit: Nicole Henson

Karen Limones

February 13, 2018

Nearly 800,000 people are living a nightmare. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the U.S. government will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan in March 2018.The Trump administration announced that it will not be considering new applicants but will allow any current DACA recipient...

College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

Students have become discouraged to apply for scholarships. Image screenshot from video.

Karen Limones

January 25, 2018

Many students know that scholarships are essential when it comes to having sufficient funds for college. However, students lack motivation to complete scholarship applications. They no longer seem interested in free money or just go through college unmotivated to do so. To some applicants, the process can be d...

Assembly bill 21 assists DACA recipients

Andrew Freeman

October 24, 2017

On Oct. 5 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 21, which requires CSU locations to offer protection and support for DACA recipients, which includes any undocumented students, faculty and staff. Various methods to offer this protection are stated in the bill, which is to be followed by the r...

Student club financially supports undocumented students

Nicole Yashinsky-Richey (left), Matt Bateson (middle) and Jimmie Cano (right) are students in the print club. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

September 28, 2017

Chico State Printing Club organized to donate their work to students and faculty in support of undocumented students, Wednesday and Thursday.Students set up a booth for making and selling prints and tote bags for donations towards "...assisting our fellow Wildcats in need." Prints and bags were sold for $5 an...

Solidarity in support of the undocumented community at Chico State

The campus community expressed solidarity at Chico State for undocumented students. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

Luke Dennison

September 27, 2017

The Trinity Commons hosts solidarity event at Chico State showing support for the undocumented community on campus, Tuesday.Undocumented students and faculty shared highly personal stories about their families and their journey through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Smiles, tears, voice...

Financial support for DACA renewal is offered to students

Financial assistance is offered to students who are eligible. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 14, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival students, at Chico State, are encouraged to renew their status. Some DACA recipients will lose their status on March 5, 2018. The DACA renewal application must be submitted before Oct. 5. An amount of $495 may be available to help cover the renewal application fee fo...

Everything to know about DACA

Brown Beret activist stands tall next to student-made banner Photo credit: Nicole Henson

Nicole Henson

September 13, 2017

Thousands of eligible undocumented citizens, also known as Dreamers, could be facing the danger of deportation after President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA.) The act was an executive order made by the Obama Administration in June 2012. It allowed children who were brought to the United States un...

Trump rescinds DACA; students protest at Chico State

Chico students protest the DACA decision. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

Luke Dennison and Guillermo Felix-Alvor

September 5, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was put to an end under the Trump administration, affecting many students nationwide.Students gathered outside of the Bell Memorial Union on campus expressing their thoughts over the decision, Tuesday morning. Elizabeth Alaniz, a Chico State Faculty Member and DREAM Assistant D...

DACA decision affects students

Trump administration approves to rescind the student Dream Act. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

September 5, 2017

The Trump administration announced, Tuesday, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be rescinded. The White House will give Congress six months to decide whether the program, which protects students nationwide, will be replaced. Since 2012, DACA has protected many students and offered...

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