November 22, 2022
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education joined ACE and more than 60 other higher education organizations in a letter encouraging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers permanently.
The letter to congressional leaders states, “Recent decisions by a Texas federal district court and by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the DACA program illegal have left some Dreamers in a devastating legal limbo. While these recent court decisions allow current DACA recipients to renew their status for now, Congress must pass legislation to protect them and the many other Dreamers who are not DACA-eligible.”
Undocumented and DACA-mented students must be able to continue their educations free of the fear of being deported. As we have stated before, bipartisan legislation that includes a clear path to citizenship will give Dreamers much-needed stability. An expansion of the program’s eligibility criteria would offer even more young people access to the life-altering educational opportunities that the program makes possible.
You can read the full letter here.
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