Brown president joins 100 university presidents in calling for continuation of DACA program

Brown president joins 100 university presidents in calling for continuation of DACA program
Brown University President Christina Paxson demonstrated the university’s continued commitment to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program student by joining 100 other college and university presidents in calling for the programs continuation and expansion.
 
“We care deeply about the welfare of our community members who are undocumented or hold DACA status and continue to provide them with as much information as we can make available regarding the law and potential outcomes if policies change under the new administration,” Paxson and Brown Provost Richard Locke said in an op-ed for Brown’s student newspaper. “Though we do not know what specific changes may occur, Brown will continue to support members of our community to the fullest extent possible while complying with the law.”
 
Paxson and the other presidents signed onto a statement developed by Pomona College President David Oxtoby that calls upon the country’s leaders to meet with them and, ultimately, preserve the program that allows bright, talented students to contribute the country that is their home.
 
“To our country’s leaders we say that DACA should be upheld, continued and expanded,” according to the statement. “We are prepared to meet with you to present our case. This is both a moral imperative and a national necessity. America needs talent — and these students, who have been raised and educated in the United States, are already part of our national community. They represent what is best about America, and as scholars and leaders they are essential to the future.”

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