La Voz News

Dreamer liason to be appointed

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Assembly bill 1645 signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will require all California community colleges to designate a “DREAMer Resource Liaison” for undocumented students on campus. De Anza College already has existing services for undocumented students on campus, namely the Higher Education for AB 540 Stu...

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Source: Palo Alto Online, U.S. Department of Education

Graphic Credits: Julia Kolman and Cindy Yu

Kathleen Quinn and Ethan Bennett

November 14, 2019

Over a thousand students without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cannot get jobs on campus at De Anza College, due to state and federal regulations that prevent employers from hiring employees without documentation. U.S. Code 1324a, one of the regulations, prevents the hiring of persons who do no...

‘UndocuWelcome’ orientation holds workshops, outreach

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2019

Undocumented students chanted, “We’re here and we’ve got this” at the De Anza College second annual “UndocuWelcome Orientation” on Sept. 12 and 13, in an indigenous blessing ceremony to respect the native land being stood on. Undocumented students and families were invited to participate i...

Lit Lunch empowers students to create change

Vivian Bejarin, English instructor talks about her work in equity at Lit Lunch on Feb. 26.

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Ideas for equity, big and small, presented students an opportunity for reflection and motivation during Lit Lunch, held on Feb. 26 in the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education. Speakers Angelica Esquivel, program coordinator for the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action...