We, the faculty and staff of the Department of Ethnic Studies, declare our resolute endorsement of DACA and our unconditional support for Dreamer students and everyone threatened by the current climate of white supremacy, transphobia, and xenophobia. We condemn the unwarranted criminalization of migrants, the poor, people of color, members and allies of the LGBTQI+ communities, and Indigenous peoples. We in the Department of Ethnic Studies remain unwavering in our commitment to provide a climate of safety and respect to all those who feel threatened and betrayed by the racist, sexist, and homophobic fear mongering and lies. We also know that the timing of this shortsighted and violent decision, delivered as it was on the heels of a new semester, has left many valued members of our campus community and their families and communities reeling. We stand with you. We support you.
The University has resources for DACA/Dreamer students. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) can also help with access to resources and support. Additionally, the Meyer Law Firm created this helpful document on how to protect yourself and family members if you have DACA status.