SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life, in collaboration with the SSC Latino Center, held a very successful “D.A.C.A. Rally” to engage and inform our students and the community concerning the recent presidential recension of D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center, students and the community learned about the personal, social, and economic implications that the recent D.A.C.A. recension will have upon the estimated 42,000 D.A.C.A. recipients in Illinois and approximately 800,000 nationwide.
Information from the Center for American Progress survey was presented as well as viewpoints from Sociologist Roberto Gonzales of Harvard University and Dr. Joseph Gorin, a clinical psychologist who runs a fully Spanish and English speaking group practice in Washington, D.C. Applicable videos were also utilized to round out the presentation as the program ended with a robust question and answer session.
Faculty and administrators teamed up to present this rally and according to feedback from our students and the community, the presentation was welcomed and appreciated. Many students were pleased that the College hosted this event and they became emotional knowing how this decision would affect their families and the educational goals they have set for themselves. Students were also given “Defend DACA” call-to-action cards with information to contact Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to voice their concerns and ask them to support D.A.C.A.
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