La Voz News

HEFAS ‘6th Annual Summit’ honors immigrant workers and communities

Graphic by Andrea Infante

Andrea Infante, Reporter

June 10, 2020

Students and local organizations united for Higher Education For AB 540 Students two-day sixth annual summit held on June 5 and 7 via Zoom. Discussions included themes of social solidarity through workshops and sharing resources for students to advocate and support immigrant workers’ rights. Keynote...

DACA student experiences include working on the frontlines, worries about finances, school, safety

Abby Pavon, DACA recipent and frontline healthcare worker, is the sole financial provider for her family of four.

Annalise Freimarck, News/Features Editor

June 1, 2020

After coming home from working on the frontlines as a medical assistant in a psychiatric clinic, Abby Pavon, 21, psychology/sociology major, HEFAS intern and a DACA recipient, sanitizes her work clothes and hops into the shower, anxious about how she is going to provide for her family of four. Pavon...

DASB cuts bike program, ICC funding, increases HEFAS, special allocations funding

Kathleen Quinn and Aliya Nupbay

March 10, 2020

Over $6,500 was cut from DASB Senate’s finance committee’s proposed budget, but it did not result in many redistributions for programs in Fund 41 that had been cut considerably in the proposed budget. Halina Liang, DASB finance chair, said there was a 17% decrease from the current budget to the...

Umoja promotes Black excellence despite lack of visibility

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The word “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.  This is what Claudia Barbosa, counselor and coordinator of Umoja at De Anza said she is trying to build among the black student population on campus. As of the fall quarter of 2019, De Anza only had 4% of its students identify a Black or African America...

U.S Supreme Court ruling affects several immigrants, undocumented

VIDA Office, East Cottage

Aliya Nupbay, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

In the midst of the president's impeachment, the U.S Supreme Court authorized the Trump Administration to advance with the public charge rule, also known as the 'wealth check', that will implement greater restrictions on the immigration laws on Monday, Jan. 27. These prohibitive rules will negatively affe...

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...

October 2019 News Briefs

Editorial Board

October 15, 2019

Session supports children held in detention centers Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, a professor at the University of San Francisco, will speak on Oct. 15 about the treatment of children in detention centers. She is joined by graduate students who are participating in a humanitarian mission for children i...

‘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...

HEFAS workshop helps students make their resume stand out

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

The De Anza Higher Education for AB540 Students hosted a resume building workshop at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action office on May 29. “Employees will only spend 30 seconds reading your resume,” said Helen Pang, career counselor at De Anza. “You have to make sure it stands ...