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APLU In The News: September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, through which about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children have gained the right to work and temporary protection against the risk of deportation. The administration said it will phase out the program, which was established by President Obama in 2012, after a six-month period to give Congress a chance to act on legislation that could restore the program.
September 6, 2017
With the emotional roller coaster of waiting for a formal statement on DACA from the Trump administration over, affected immigrants and their families are now trying to figure out their next steps as they join allies in calling on Congress for action.
September 6, 2017
Forty-two thousand people in Illinois will be impacted by President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and some of those DACA recipients impacted live in Champaign-Urbana. Some University of Illinois DACA students said it is like waking up every day and not knowing what's going to happen. They said their anxiety and fears have eventually turned into uncertainty about their future goals, plans and dreams. Rubi Conchas Lopez and Ana Rodas are both DACA recipients and seniors at the university.
September 6, 2017
University of Toledo president Sharon Gaber and Bowling Green State University president Mary Ellen Mazey released statements to students on the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.
September 6, 2017
The Kansas State University administration reiterated its support for “swift congressional action” to protect undocumented students after President Donald Trump’s administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a policy program which granted young undocumented immigrants from immediate deportation.
September 6, 2017
Ohio's public and private colleges are supporting undocumented immigrant students after President Donald Trump announced that the DACA program allowing them to remain in the United States should end. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will wind down after six months to give Congress time to address the fate of the program's participants
September 6, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in a speech Tuesday morning at the Department of Justice. Sessions touted the rule of law and called the program's implementation a circumvention of the Constitution's separation of powers. DACA was created through an executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012. It allows eligible immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors to stay and apply for work permits for a two-year period. The period of deferred action is renewable.
September 6, 2017
UT has been recognized as having one of the nation’s leading initiatives to improve student graduation rates after increasing degree completion by 10 percent over four years. The University is a finalist for the 2017 Project Degree Completion Award, which is awarded by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to institutions who work to improve student success rates. Senior vice provost David Laude said hundreds of people across the University have worked together in the past five years to help students graduate on time.