The California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted unanimously on Monday to call on Congress to find a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
There are currently tens of thousands of DACA recipients enrolled in a California community college, according to a news release.
In a meeting before the vote, the board cited a study showing how the deportation of DACA recipients would cost the U.S. more than $10 billion in economic losses over 10 years.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office stated it remains committed to serving and supporting all students, regardless of immigration status.
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On Sept. 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for the phasing out of the program, affecting more than 800,000 young immigrants in America. Sessions called for Congress to find a legislative solution within the next six months to replace the program.