Wednesday, December 7, 2016

National universities plead to Trump on behalf of DACA, but… | Fred Klonsky

National universities plead to Trump on behalf of DACA, but… | Fred Klonsky:

National universities plead to Trump on behalf of DACA, but…

gomez

Luis Gomez, a 21-year-old senior at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Following up on the previous post.
While the University of Illinois has turned a deaf ear to faculty, student and alumni calls for undocumented student sanctuary, Muriel A. Howard, the president of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities, voiced support for these students.
DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which Trump vowed to rescind as he campaigned for the presidency. DACA is the 2012 Obama directive that gave undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a chance to work and study legally, without getting deported.
Howard sent a letter to Trump this week in support of the program. “Only through such a robust and accessible infrastructure for all of our people can America compete on the global stage,” she wrote.
However, after congratulating Trump on his election, the letter included this:
“We appreciate your most recent comments that immigration enforcement should focus on undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes.”
Reading this, I recalled the comments of Luis Gomez, a 21-year-old senior at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Gomez had been invited to join Mayor Rahm Emanuel and my Congressman Luis Gutierrez for a press conference on National universities plead to Trump on behalf of DACA, but… | Fred Klonsky:

Latest News and Comment from Education

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers