Thanks to the relentless advocacy work of community leaders and members, many undocumented students in California are able to qualify for in-state tuition and state-funded financial aid.
However, there are still students in California that do not qualify despite having lived in California for several years with a home, driver’s license, vehicle registrations, bank accounts, tax returns, friends, family and a community here in the state. These students, despite their will to pursue higher education, are then forced to either halt or give up their academic journey due to the extremely high costs of education.
We believe that all students should have the opportunity to have access to higher education at public schools within California regardless of their immigration status, especially those who contribute to the well-being of the state. AB1620 will help move California one step toward achieving educational equity by reducing the current attendance requirement from 3 years to 2 years, acknowledging attendance at all California Higher Ed institutions and removing the maximum limit on credit classes counted at California Community Colleges.
Please sign the petition in support of AB1620 and send this message to the state legislators: