Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

DACA Statements

At the suggestion of David Comp at International Higher Education Consulting, we are compiling a list of higher education institutions and associations that have issued statements in response to the Trump Administration's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (some of these statements anticipated such an the announcement). Using David's initial post as a starting point, we have identified over 300 colleges and universities from nearly every state (including several college and university systems) and more than two dozen higher education associations that have issued statements in support of DACA beneficiaries. Please send links to additional statements to research+daca@geoanth.com.

Joint Statements

The most prominent entry on this list is the Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students initiated by Pomona College and signed by 700 presidents and chancellors (and counting).

Colleges and Universities

  1. Adams State College
  2. Adelphi University
  3. Aims Community College
  4. Albion College
  5. Albright College
  6. Allan Hancock College
  7. Alverno College
  8. American University
  9. Amherst College
  10. Andrews University
  11. Antelope Valley College
  12. Arapahoe Community College
  13. Arizona State University
  14. Augsburg College
  15. Augustana College
  16. Avila University
  17. Azusa Pacific University
  18. Babson College
  19. Ball State University
  20. Bard College
  21. Barnard College
  22. Baruch College
  23. Bates College
  24. Bellarmine University
  25. Belmont University
  26. Bennington College
  27. Bethany College
  28. Binghamton University, State University of New York
  29. Borough of Manhattan Community College
  30. Boston College
  31. Boston University
  32. Bowdoin College
  33. Brandeis University
  34. Brooklyn College
  35. Brown University
  36. Bryn Mawr College
  37. Bucknell University
  38. Buena Vista University
  39. Butler University
  40. California Community Colleges
  41. California Institute of Integral Studies
  42. California Institute of Technology
  43. California Lutheran University
  44. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  45. California State University, Bakersfield
  46. California State University, Channel Islands
  47. California State University, East Bay
  48. California State University, Fresno
  49. California State University, Long Beach
  50. California State University, Los Angeles
  51. California State University, Monterey Bay
  52. California State University, Northridge
  53. California State University, Sacramento
  54. California State University, San Bernadino
  55. California State University, San Marcos
  56. California State University System
  57. Canisius College
  58. Cardinal Stritch University
  59. Carleton College
  60. Carnegie Mellon University
  61. Carthage College
  62. Case Western Reserve University
  63. Central Washington University
  64. Cerritos College
  65. Champlain College
  66. Chapman University
  67. Christian Brothers University
  68. City College of New York
  69. City University of New York
  70. Claremont Graduate University
  71. Claremont McKenna College
  72. College of Charleston
  73. College of Marin
  74. College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
  75. College of Southern Idaho
  76. College of William and Mary
  77. College of Wooster
  78. Colorado College
  79. Colorado Community College System
  80. Colorado Mountain College
  81. Colorado State University
  82. Columbia University
  83. Community College of Philadelphia
  84. Community College of Rhode Island
  85. Concordia University Irvine
  86. Concordia University Portland
  87. Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  88. Contra Costa Community College District
  89. Cornell College
  90. Cornell University
  91. Creighton University
  92. Cuesta College
  93. Dartmouth College
  94. Davidson College
  95. Delaware State University
  96. DePaul University
  97. DePauw University
  98. DeSales University
  99. Doane University
  100. Dominican University
  101. Dordt College
  102. Drake University
  103. Drew University
  104. Duke University
  105. Duquesne University
  106. Eastern Kentucky University
  107. Eastern Nazarene College
  108. Eastern University
  109. Elon University
  110. El Paso Community College
  111. Emory University
  112. Erie Community College
  113. Fordham University
  114. Fort Lewis College
  115. Franklin and Marshall College
  116. George Mason University
  117. Georgetown University
  118. Gonzaga University
  119. Goucher College
  120. Governors State University
  121. Grand Canyon University
  122. Grinnell College
  123. Gustavus Adolphus College
  124. Hamline University
  125. Hampshire College
  126. Harvard University
  127. Haverford College
  128. Indiana University
  129. Iowa State University
  130. Ithaca College
  131. James Madison University
  132. John Carroll University
  133. Johns Hopkins University
  134. Kalamazoo College
  135. Kansas State University
  136. Kent State University
  137. Knox College
  138. Lafayette College
  139. Lane Community College
  140. La Sierra University
  141. Lehigh University
  142. Lesley University
  143. Lewis University
  144. Lipscomb University
  145. Loyola University Chicago
  146. Loyola University New Orleans
  147. Luther College
  148. Macalester College
  149. Maine College of Art
  150. Maricopa Community Colleges
  151. Maryville College
  152. Massachusetts Community Colleges
  153. Mendocino College
  154. Mercyhurst University
  155. Meredith College
  156. Metropolitan State University of Denver
  157. Miami University
  158. Michigan State University
  159. Middlebury College
  160. Minnesota State
  161. Monmouth College
  162. Montgomery College
  163. Morton College
  164. Mount Holyoke College
  165. Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  166. Napa Valley College
  167. Nebraska State College System
  168. New England College
  169. New York University
  170. North Carolina A&T State University
  171. North Carolina State University
  172. Northern Arizona University
  173. Northern Illinois University
  174. Northwestern College
  175. Northwestern University
  176. Notre Dame University of Maryland
  177. Oberlin College
  178. Occidental College
  179. Ohio University
  180. Ohio State University
  181. Ohio Wesleyan University
  182. Otterbein University
  183. Pace University
  184. Pacific Union College
  185. Penn State University
  186. Peralta Community College District
  187. Piedmont Virginia Community College
  188. Pittsburg State University
  189. Portland State University
  190. Prescott College
  191. Prince George's Community College
  192. Princeton University
  193. Providence College
  194. Purdue University
  195. Regis University
  196. Rice University
  197. Rutgers University
  198. St Edward's University
  199. St John's University
  200. Saint Mary's College
  201. Saint Mary's College of California
  202. St Olaf College
  203. Saint Xavier University
  204. Salem College
  205. Samuel Merritt University
  206. San Diego Community College District
  207. San Diego State University
  208. Santa Barbara City College
  209. Santa Clara University
  210. Santa Monica College
  211. Sarah Lawrence College
  212. School for International Training
  213. Seattle University
  214. Seton Hall University
  215. Soka University of America
  216. Southern Methodist University
  217. South Puget Sound Community College
  218. Southwestern College
  219. Stanford University
  220. State University of New York
  221. Stony Brook University, State University of New York
  222. Texas A&M University
  223. Texas Christian University
  224. Texas State University
  225. Texas Woman's University
  226. Towson University
  227. Trinity Washington University
  228. Tulane University
  229. Tufts University
  230. University at Albany, State University of New York
  231. University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  232. University of Alabama System
  233. University of Arkansas
  234. University of California Berkeley
  235. University of California Davis
  236. University of California Irvine
  237. University of California Los Angeles
  238. University of California System
  239. University of Chicago
  240. University of Colorado Boulder
  241. University of Colorado Denver
  242. University of Colorado System
  243. University of Connecticut
  244. University of Delaware
  245. University of Denver
  246. University of Hawaii System
  247. University of Houston
  248. University of Illinois System
  249. University of Indianapolis
  250. University of Kansas
  251. University of Louisville
  252. University of Maryland, Baltimore
  253. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  254. University of Maryland, College Park
  255. University of Massachusetts System
  256. University of Miami
  257. University of Michigan
  258. University of Minnesota
  259. University of Mississippi
  260. University of Missouri System
  261. University of Nebraska Medical Center
  262. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  263. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  264. University of Nevada, Reno
  265. University of New Hampshire
  266. University of New Mexico
  267. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  268. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, College of Arts and Sciences
  269. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  270. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  271. University of Northern Iowa
  272. University of Notre Dame
  273. University of Oklahoma
  274. University of Oregon
  275. University of Pennsylvania
  276. University of Portland
  277. University of Puget Sound
  278. University of Redlands
  279. University of Rhode Island
  280. University of Saint Mary
  281. University of San Francisco
  282. University of San Francisco, School of Law
  283. University of Texas at Arlington
  284. University of Texas at Austin
  285. University of Texas at Dallas
  286. University of Texas at El Paso
  287. University of Texas System
  288. University of Utah
  289. University of Vermont
  290. University of Virginia
  291. University of Washington
  292. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  293. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  294. University of Wyoming
  295. Vanderbilt University
  296. Ventura County Community College District
  297. Vermont State Colleges System
  298. Warner Pacific College
  299. Washington and Lee University
  300. Washington University in St Louis
  301. Waubonsee Community College
  302. Wayne State University
  303. Western Kentucky University
  304. Western Michigan University
  305. West Virginia University
  306. Wheelock College
  307. Whitworth University
  308. Wichita State University
  309. Winston-Salem State University
  310. Wittenburg University
  311. Yale University

Associations, Program Providers, and Joint Statements

  1. Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students initiated by Pomona College and signed by 700 presidents and chancellors
  2. Letter From College and University Presidents Urging Congress to Take Action to Protect Dreamers coordinated by American Council on Education (ACE) on behalf of the Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition and signed by more than 800 presidents and chancellors
  3. American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  4. American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  5. American Council on Education (ACE)
  6. American Political Science Association (APSA)
  7. American Psychological Association (APA)
  8. American Sociological Association (ASA)
  9. Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)
  10. Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
  11. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  12. Association of American Universities (AAU)
  13. Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  14. Association of Community College Trustees (AACT)
  15. Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB)
  16. Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)
  17. Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
  18. Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
  19. Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  20. Campus Compact
  21. CISabroad
  22. Community College League of California
  23. Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  24. Five Colleges of Ohio
  25. Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)
  26. Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Oregon Council of Presidents, Oregon Community College Association, and Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities
  27. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  28. Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  29. NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  30. National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  31. New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium
  32. Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC)
  33. Washington State Council of Presidents, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Independent Colleges of Washington, Washington Student Achievement Council
  34. Wisconsin Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC)

What is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was announced by the Obama Administration in June 2012. It uses prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action (i.e., deportation) for qualified applicants on a temporary basis but, as an executive action, does not provide lawful status or a path to citizenship like the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act would.

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