NewsLocal News


Bakersfield College reacts to Supreme Court DACA ruling

Defend DACA
Posted at 8:40 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 12:29:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield College, currently serving nearly 2,200 undocumented students, has every reason to be elated by Thursday's positive ruling concerning DACA.

“This decision is significant for our Bakersfield College students. It means they can continue to focus their energy on successfully completing their degrees without the burden of not knowing where to call home,” said President Sonya Christian. “Our administration, faculty, and staff work alongside our undocumented students to create a space and support systems to ensure their academic and personal success. In a time of so much uncertainty, it is meaningful to have a win for young adults who have fought to earn their place in this country.”

Thursday's decision will actively allow immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, to work and continue their education in the country they call home.

“This ruling will allow me to continue pursuing my goals and my dreams, finish my education, start my career and continue to provide for my son while supporting my parents," said one BC student. "This is huge because I really will be able to make home here, and feel safe and welcome. I’ve worked hard to achieve my goals and this ruling confirms that the efforts I have put in are worthwhile. I am excited to continue with my plans.”