Mission Statement

AFT San Diego Committee to Support Immigrant Students

Mission

In response to the current threats to our immigrant students and communities, as well as communities of color in general, AFT Guild 1931 has formed the AFT Committee to Support all students born in other countries, especially including immigrant students, and refugees. Some of the initial goals of the committee include:

  • Advocating for dedicated support structures from both the San Diego Community College and Grossmont Community College Districts for immigrant students and their families, and for establishing an overall welcoming campus climate;
  • Maintaining the website to provide accurate information and appropriate resources about immigrant rights, workshops and political events in the San Diego region, as well as resources on the history of immigration, and teaching materials for faculty;
  • Advocating for clear policies regarding local police not collaborating with ICE or the Border Patrol, as well as working with elected officials in the county and cities of San Diego;
  • Empowering students to know and practice their rights as well as to become politically engaged to advocate for political change;
  • Participating in a county coalition of organizations interested in supporting the immigrant communities in San Diego County;
  • Collaborating with our CFT statewide affiliates and the California Legislature to create a statewide plan to protect undocumented and immigrant students;
  • Developing a Rapid Response system to support immigrant students or community members who are confronted by ICE in or near our campus.