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President Jessup: Support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented immigrant students

The federal DACA program was introduced in 2012 and provides opportunities for students to become educated in their fields of studies and contribute to their communities and economies.

Campus News  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  By Len Jessup
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Dear Campus Community, 

Last week, I joined a host of university presidents across the country to sign a letter supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as undocumented immigrant students. As part of the initiative, we urged business, civic, religious, and non-profit sectors to join this effort and offered to meet with U.S. leaders.  

The list of both public and private universities engaged in this initiative is extensive. Indeed, the support of all of our students in the pursuit of productive lives and careers is the very mission of higher education. The DACA program was introduced in 2012 and provides opportunities for students to become educated in their fields of studies, and contribute to their communities and economies.

Inclusiveness is at the core of a different, daring, and diverse UNLV. While we are strongly committed to the First Amendment and the right to free speech, UNLV will continue to protect its students, faculty, and staff against racism, discrimination, bullying, or other intimidation that threatens the civility and diversity that makes us strong and proud. Nothing will change that stance.

You may access a link to the letter at: https://www.pomona.edu/news/2016/11/21-college-university-presidents-call-us-uphold-and-continue-daca

 

Cordially, 

Len Jessup
President