October 3, 2017 | University Life

By Emily S. Tai 

While many CUNY students face challenges, there are special difficulties currently confronting undocumented students who both arrived in the United States as children and registered themselves in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Despite America’s rich history of immigration, which has brought the richness of their intellect and experience to this country, DACA, which was initiated under then president Barack Obama, is under threat of repeal by current President Donald J. Trump – who has gone so far as to pledge to rescind DACA and make these students eligible for deportation as early as next March.

Last month, Chancellor James B. Milliken issued a strong statement, pledging to support DACA-eligible students. For faculty who wish to refer students to services, the following resources are available:

Emily S. Tai is a professor of History at Queensborough Community College who serves on the UFS Executive Committee, and edits the UFS Blog.

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