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Documenting DACA

Documenting DACA

PCC instructor plans student-based project By VANESA BARNETT  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been under a lot these last couple of years. Now more than ever, President Donald Trump wants to take the program away for good. Many people have been fighting and standing up for what they believe in to keep […]

Keep DACA, deport Mattress Firm

Keep DACA, deport Mattress Firm

It’s surprisingly comforting to be back in the newsroom at Pima Community College’s West Campus. Unlike the University of Arizona, the campus here feels like a safe haven with native desert plants, no sports bars, and not an Urban Out tters in sight. This August, I immediately reclaimed my favorite spot in the newsroom, the same […]

DACA student awaits decision on future

DACA student awaits decision on future

By VANESA BARNETT Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, has been around for ve years and it remains a battle between the White House and the people of the United States. Former President Barack Obama made DACA to let undocumented immigrants obtain a workers permit and go to school with in- state tuition. Ten conservative states are […]

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

By WILLIAM LANG I jumped at the opportunity when Pima Community College urged employee participation in the “Arizona Educators Conference: Liberation Not Deportation” on April 7 in South Tucson. A message from my campus president’s office said, “​We strongly encourage you to join us and get the tools you need to work​ effectively​ with immigrant […]

DACA: New administration brings uncertainty

DACA: New administration brings uncertainty

By MELINA CASILLAS and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Ana, a student at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, came to the United States when she was 2. She came with her parents and brother, because her parents thought it was the best thing to do for their children. “It’s not like Mexico had a bad […]

Tuition policy may bring state lawsuit

Tuition policy may bring state lawsuit

By A. GREENE The state attorney general may sue Pima Community College over the college’s decision to grant in-state tuition to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Attorney General Tom Horne has asked PCC to explain its reasoning for allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition, which he views as a violation of state law. […]