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Tom Torlakson

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today denounced President Trump’s decision to suspend the federal Dream Act and told California public school students and their families that California will keep protecting and supporting them.

“Our country made an honest deal with these students—study hard, earn your degree, and you will get a fair chance to compete for college. We should keep deals, not break them. We should support dreams, not defer and destroy them,” Torlakson said. “These students embody the American dream. Their hard work, energy, dedication, and diverse background help them contribute to our economy, while adding to the rich cultural heritage that makes California a dynamic global leader.”

Torlakson called on Congress to act swiftly to restore the program. “I urge Congress to step up, find a permanent path to citizenship, and protect these immigrants,” he said.

Trump suspended the 2012 federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which enables “Dreamers”—young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children—to live, study, and work in the U.S. More than 200,000 of these students live in California. He gave Congress six months to find a legislative solution.

Torlakson called the decision by Trump a “mean-spirited, political attack on students who are working hard to succeed.”

“I want to let all those students know that the American Dream remains safe and secure in California,” he said. “Our great state will continue supporting these terrific students and their families.”

The state has its own California Dream Act, which is unrelated to DACA and allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid for college. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) operates this program and previously reminded students that the Commission will take all available legal precautions to protect California Dream Act information, which is used solely to determine eligibility for state financial aid and is not shared with any other government agency.

Torlakson earlier in 2017 sent a letter to public school officials statewide and asked them to remind students and parents to file applications for financial aid. The letter is posted on the CDE Web site.

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13 Comments

  1. So what. Ship them out

  2. California sucks… I am so disappointed in every part of state and city government.

  3. It makes no logical sense to announce that childhood arrivals won’t be deported while the border is not secure. I know Obama/Dems want people pouring over the border so that’s why he made the announcement, but from a logical national security standpoint its nonsensical. What Trump may end up doing is taking this incentive away while not actually going after DACA kids.

  4. How about protecting the American Citizens and THEIR families from murderers, theifs, rapists, and of course those who SUCK THE TAXPAYERS DRY via Welfare/MediCal-Medicaid/WIC/HUD Housing/ and the list goes on and on…. who’s funding these programs??? THE AMERICAN LEGAL CITIZEN TAXPAYER THATS WHO….. and they’ve had enough of this BS.

  5. William Reel William Reel says:

    What’s a Torlakson? 😂 Is it like Montezuma’s Revenge💩?

  6. Of course he wont..the school district gets a lot of $$ for them…..that said….blaming Trump for an unconstitutional act by Obama is uncalled for. Obama got his votes by doing this and by doing an executive order it wasn’t permanent..and illegal… thereby using these kids to further his cause of causing havoc and disruption when he was out of office….thus setting up the next president to be the bad guy ..to do it the constitutional way it makes Trump in this case look like the bad guy since the illegal part has to be ended before it can be made legal and permenent. It is up to Congress to not have these people in legal limbo…thru no falt of their own.

  7. Frankie Moro Frankie Moro says:

    Come to the motherland homies help us bring down corruption, erradicate ignorance and build a better future. Sorry but u arent México if ur only in it for the title.

  8. It’s wonderful bye bye and the money. America First

  9. Alex Salomon says:

    I’m a dreamer, Own a home and currently in escrow for my second home and starting my own business! How am I affecting anyone of you that think we are a burden?

  10. Don Honda says:

    Is this what to expect from DREAMers?:

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sdut-ruben-navarrette-one-dreamers-missed-lesson-2015jun24-story.html

    Ruben Navarrette: One Dreamer’s missed lesson in good character

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