“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall wellcome to a participation of all our rights and previleges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.”
― George Washington
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Legal assistance on topics such as immigration, housing, and the rights of undocumented people, as well as where to find direct legal services
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Local, State, and Federal government agencies that provide resources, education, and advocacy for immigrants and refugees in our area
Letter sent to Shoreline Community College Students, Faculty, and Staff by Cheryl Roberts
January 3, 2017
Many students and employees across the nation’s college campuses continue to feel a heightened sense of fear and concern for their safety in the shifting political climate.
I want to reassure every Shoreline student, staff, and faculty member that the College is steadfast in our commitment to being a welcoming and inclusive place. We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning environment for all.
As stated in our Community Standard, we do not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations.
I also want to affirm that our students’ education records — including information regarding immigration status — are protected by federal privacy laws. Our institution has no legal obligation or affirmative duty to enforce federal immigration law; that is the responsibility of federal law enforcement agencies.
This means we do not request immigration documentation except as needed to determine the eligibility of resident tuition rates. We do not make admissions decisions about students based on immigration status, nor do our campus security detain or question people based on suspicion of undocumented status.
If you have any concern about your civil rights at the College or want to report any behavior you believe may violate the Community Standard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We at Shoreline Community College are unwavering in our dedication to maintain an open and supportive place of learning. I am confident we will continue to find ways to come together as a community to embrace compassion, understanding, and the ability to seek out common ground.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly…” —Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
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