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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.
July 24, 2017
A dozen higher-education organizations expressed serious concerns over a possible change in the student visa program, saying it could deter the most talented international students from applying to schools in the United States. This month, The Washington Post reported that senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security were discussing a proposal to require foreign students to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year. The proposal, intended to strengthen national security by monitoring students more closely in line with President Trump’s repeated calls to tighten the country’s borders, would require regulatory changes that could take a year and a half or more, and might require agreement from the State Department, as well.
July 21, 2017
Two U.S. Senators called on President Donald J. Trump and their fellow lawmakers Thursday to support their bipartisan effort to win passage of the Dream Act. The Senators introduced the bill anew Thursday after 16 years of stymied attempts to pass the legislation that would grant legal status to those brought to the United States illegally as children.
June 12, 2017
Becoming the first woman and the first African-American chancellor of the University of Kansas seemed, in many cases, more remarkable to others than to Bernadette Gray-Little herself. “For a number of people that I met here in Lawrence, especially women, it was extraordinarily important and significant,” Gray-Little said. “...They didn’t know that they would ever see this day. There was some similar reaction from members of the African-American community who were alums, or people who worked here, who lived in the community — a sense that this was very important to their experience for this to happen.”