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Members of LEAD pose for photo

LEAD illustrates ‘The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn’

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...

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

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

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...

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

DACA webinar provides clarity and information

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...

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

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

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...

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

College students lack motivation to apply for scholarships

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...

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...

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

Student club financially supports undocumented students

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...

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

Solidarity in support of the undocumented community at Chico State

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...

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

Financial support for DACA renewal is offered to students

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...

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

Everything to know about DACA

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...

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

Trump rescinds DACA; students protest at Chico State

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...

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

DACA decision affects students

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...

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