Trojans and undocumented Angelinos like them are living in fear, discouraged from even applying for California Dream funding due to fears of being deported. A permanent DREAM Resource Center would consolidate resources dispersed throughout campus and aspire to being a hub for the South LA undocumented community.
Of all children in California, 48% have at least one immigrant parent.
Roughly 1 in every 190 USC undergrads now faces deportation.
In 2013, 14% of all DACA recipients nationally were from LA.
27% of Californians are immigrants.
We Trojans count many immigrants among us. Right now, members of our Trojan family are facing deportation should the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expire without comprehensive immigration reform.We have four months to act.
#FightOnForDACA arose from a class project to create change in the USC community. The campaign demands open, honest, and specific communication from USC administrators on immigration issues, advocates for a permanent Dream Center on campus, and encourages students and staff to get involved in their government by making their voices heard locally and nationally.