CFA: We Stand with DACA Students
They are California’s future

The California Faculty Association released the following statement on August 29, 2017 from CFA President Jennifer Eagan regarding our students and faculty who are immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“We are appalled that Pres. Donald Trump is considering elimination of the DACA program. Such a choice would further expose the irrational hate, racism, and self-defeating behavior of his administration and do great damage to California and the nation.

“DACA has been a pathway to education and employment for 800,000 people in the U.S, and more than 240,000 in California. Here in the California State University, where CFA members teach and serve students, thousands of DACA recipients study and earn college degrees. Our students have surpassed every barrier put in front of them. They have successfully graduated from high school and gone on to college.

“Now their dreams of a college degree are within reach—and that is exactly what our state needs. They are learning the advanced skills that are key to the future economy and the values that are key to our democratic society.

“To them, we say, ‘We are proud of you, and we pledge to stand with you. We need you because we know you will do great things as you give back to our communities, our state, the nation, and the world.’”


THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION represents more than 27,000 faculty, including tenure-line professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors, and coaches on the 23 campuses of the California State University system, from Humboldt State in the north, to San Diego State in the south. Learn more about CFA at