Statement of Dr. Judy C. Miner, district chancellor
International students are essential to the vibrant culture at Foothill College and De Anza College and have been for many years. Our district is deeply disturbed by the new guidance from the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the significant impact it has on our international student community. We will join state and national efforts that oppose these draconian measures.
We are working to find options that will allow international students to continue
preparing for university transfer and careers at Foothill and De Anza colleges during
the upcoming academic year. I am confident that we will have options available to
protect our students' eligibility to study with us. A number of creative ideas have
already emerged and we will have more information to share in the coming days.
Our faculty, staff and students value being part of a global family and our community college district will fight to continue that tradition. To our international students, please know that you are welcome here, that we appreciate all that you bring to college life, and that we are working to ensure your continued presence at Foothill and De Anza colleges.
Posted July 8, 2020