The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation, will be allowed to remain in place following a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued today.
In a joint statement, Chancellor Phil DiStefano, CU President Mark Kennedy and chancellors from three other CU campuses reiterated their support for DACA students who are “valued members of our community who add a unique perspective and enrich the diversity of our campuses.”
Robert Boswell, the campus’s vice chancellor for diversity, celebrated the decision, and said the university would continue to support all undocumented students who have “come to our campus to pursue their academic and life goals.”
Boswell, who leads the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE), said the campus provides an array of support services for DACA recipients and students eligible for Colorado’s Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) program. He encouraged those interested in campus support services to visit the DACA/ASSET resources webpage for more information.
Chancellor DiStefano serves on the board of directors of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the university is a member of both the AAU and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which issued statements of support for the court’s DACA decision and for the contributions of DACA students.