The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, is up for renewal. The program, implemented under President Obama, protects young immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation. With President Trump’s views on immigration, the future of this program is unclear.
In an email to all UNC students, Katrina Rodriguez, Vice President for Campus Community and Climate, reaffirmed UNC’s stance on DACA and assured students that there are allies on campus who are willing to help.
Rodriguez reminded students that last year, UNC President Kay Norton, joined by hundreds of her colleagues, signed a public statement in support of the DACA program. The UNC Board of Trustees adopted a similar resolution as well.
The DREAMer Resources page on UNC’s website has a list of resources, both on and off of campus, that are open to support DACA students. Many of UNC’s faculty and staff are also willing to offer their support.