DACA Decision Creates “Enormous Uncertainty,” Says CASE President
We at CASE are extremely disappointed that the Trump administration has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to legally reside in the U.S.
Thousands of DACA recipients are degree-seeking students at U.S. colleges and universities, bringing their talents and expertise to institutions across the country as well as significant contributions to the U.S. economy. The decision creates enormous uncertainty for these students, many of whom have only known the United States as their home. Furthermore, it will fuel concern among their peers as friends and classmates risk deportation.
CASE opposes any action that might limit any person's access to life-changing educational opportunities. We plan to work with our colleagues in the education sector to urge the U.S. Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution that allows DACA recipients to stay in the United States and to continue to contribute to the economy and society.
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