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Faculty Senate approves resolution in support of the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program

Faculty Senate approves resolution in support of the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) PROGRAM

APPROVED BY THE FACULTY SENATE

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

In alliance with President Gitenstein and other higher education leaders, the Faculty Senate of The College of New Jersey unanimously voices our support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program, which has been in place since 2012, allows individuals brought to the United States before their 16th birthday to work, or pursue educational opportunities without fear of deportation. The suspension of DACA not only removes these opportunities, but it also puts the individuals who registered, and their families, at risk for future deportation.

We join higher education organizations, such as The American Council on Education (ACE) and American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in urging Congress to immediately enact legislation that restores the protections offered by DACA and gives these young people a reasonable pathway to citizenship.

President Trump’s Decision on DACA – September 5, 2017

President Trump’s Decision on DACA – September 5, 2017

To the Campus Community: The Trump Administration announced plans this morning to “wind down” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) federal immigration policy, which has allowed certain undocumented immigrants to the U.S. who entered the country as minors to apply for deferred action and eligibility for a work permit and international travel. Many of these… Continue Reading

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