Amnesty Education

Fall
1988
Resolution Number: 
06.03
Contact: 
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Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has charged local school districts with providing accredited courses in English and in U.S. government and history to newly legalized aliens seeking permanent-resident status under the 1986 immigration reform law, and

Whereas community colleges are in need of immediate guidance to implement the amnesty program, and

Whereas there appears to be much confusion over the program implementation and reimbursement of expenses to districts, and

Whereas many community college districts are currently experiencing budgetary constraints, and

Whereas time is of the essence for newly legalized aliens to complete the course requirements,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage the INS, State Chancellor's Office, California Legislature, Department of Education, and California Governor's Office to be supportive of, and committed to, the amnesty program and IRCA-SLIAG advance funding to community colleges, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the INS, State Chancellor's Office, California Legislature, Department of Education, and California Governor's Office be strongly encouraged to clarify further procedures and regulations with respect to the educational phase of the amnesty program, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Chancellor's Office that funding incentives be provided to the community colleges to provide coursework needed by the newly legalized aliens, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Chancellor's Office that the currently complicated reimbursement system which is dependent on the college's yearly CAP level be abolished, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Chancellor's Office that a reimbursement system to community colleges independent of the current CAP system be established.