A STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

The City University of New York was founded on the principle of equal access and opportunity for all.  For 170 years, we have represented the ideals of a nation built on aspiration, educating generations of children and grandchildren of immigrants who have achieved their dreams and advanced the nation’s essential values.  Our nation, like CUNY, has served as a beacon of hope for all people trying to make a better life for themselves and their families and any effort to deny such access should be strongly opposed.  The CUNY Board of Trustees fully supports any and all efforts to block the President’s misguided actions to wind down DACA.  We remain steadfastly committed to protecting and educating students in their pursuit of the American Dream, regardless of their status.  The hopes and aspirations of CUNY’s DACA students cannot be rescinded, extinguished or otherwise ended by political cynicism.

William C. Thompson, Jr., Chairman
Barry F. Schwartz, Vice Chairman
Michael Arvanites
Henry Berger
Una S. T-Clarke
Lorraine A. Cortes-Vazquez
Fernando Ferrer
Mayra Linares-Garcia
Kevin Kim
Robert F. Mujica, Jr.
Jill O’Donnell-Tormey
Brian Obergfell
Charles A. Shorter
Ken Sunshine
Sandra Wilkin
Katherine Conway
Chika Onyejiukwa

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