Dear Campus Community,
On Friday, January 27th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that impacts immigration procedures for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. This action has resulted in confusion, concern and anxiety across many communities as well as college campuses, as people react to the potential impact this executive order may have on individuals and family members.
In these challenging times, it is important that we are mindful of and embrace our mission as a community college to provide an accessible, responsive learning environment for all who seek to enrich their lives through educational opportunities. We pride ourselves on being a place where all students, faculty and staff feel safe, valued, heard and supported. We welcome students, faculty and staff from other countries as they enrich the learning environment for everyone on campus.
For now, we recommend that members of the campus community from the aforementioned countries not travel abroad until the courts have sorted out the impacts of the executive order and other changes in immigration policy.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you may contact CCD’s International Student and Immigrant Outreach Coordinator, Christina.Irvine@ccd.edu.
Everette J. Freeman
Community College of Denver