CU leaders urge action by Colorado lawmakers on DACA
CU President Bruce Benson and the four campus chancellors have engaged Colorado’s Congressional delegation to urge them to take action to allow DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students to continue to study and work beyond March at the University of Colorado and at universities around the country.
The leadership team on Saturday issued a communication reaffirming support for DACA students; see that message here.
On Tuesday, CU leadership followed with this communication:
September 5, 2017
Dear University of Colorado Students, Faculty, and Staff:
In light of the announcement this morning by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind the DACA program through a phased approach by March 2018, we have engaged Colorado’s Congressional delegation to urge them to take action to allow DACA students to continue to study and work beyond March at the University of Colorado and at universities around the country. We have offered our assistance to Congress as they address the issue. As we articulated in our communication on Saturday, DACA students are valued and important members of the CU community. They enrich our university, inspire us with their commitment to their education and to their futures, and enhance the diversity that makes CU strong. Ours is the only country many of them have ever known. We are committed to providing the resources necessary to support them. We will continue to stand with our students and work to ensure they can pursue the education that will benefit them and our country, and engage them in a process to allow them to remain here.ou.
President, University of Colorado
Chancellor, University of Colorado Boulder
Chancellor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver
Chancellor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs