As we reflect on the past year and set our aspirations for the next, we are reminded that our campus and community thrives when collaboration is pursued at every level and all voices are included in the decision-making process.
Representatives from CU Boulder Student Government, United Government of Graduate Students, Boulder Faculty Assembly and Boulder Staff Council have worked tirelessly as your elected representatives to ensure these principles are protected and campus leadership hears our collective voice.
As we await word on the fate of DACA, now is an opportune moment to remember the university's core missions of supporting academic success and advancing scholarly research and teaching opportunities.
We are deeply disappointed about today's White House decision to end DACA and will take full advantage of the six-month grace period to make a compelling case for the program.
While each entity has its own set of priorities, we frequently come together to address issues common to all. For example, with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)—the executive action that shields young undocumented community members from deportation, set to expire in March—our four governing groups believe it is imperative our campus reaffirm our commitment to all those who are at risk of deportation and ensure additional protections to allow them to continue their work and academic careers unabated.
Review our detailed resolutions and issues statements requesting additional resources and protections for those at risk:
- Declaration of Support and Policy Recommendations for DACA and ASSET CU Boulder Students – CU Student Government
- UGGS Resolution In Support of Current DACA Students – United Government of Graduate Students
- BFA Resolution Condemning the Recent Executive Order on Immigration BFA-R-2-020217 – Boulder Faculty Assembly
- Protecting Our Community From Deportation – Boulder Staff Council
We applaud the chancellor’s leadership on this issue and for providing resources for undocumented students. We encourage all students, faculty and staff members to review the undocumented student resources available, specifically admissions information, financial aid information, counseling and psychological services and legal services.
Finally, we ask that all campus community members support students, staff and faculty affected by DACA. This can mean getting involved on campus, sharing stories and issues with us and providing an inclusive space that welcomes all campus community members regardless of citizenship or nationality.
Contact your representative or attend a meeting to learn how you can get more involved.