UA President on End of DACA

Sept. 5, 2017

UA President's Statement on End of DACA Program

TUCSON, Ariz. — Statement by University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins on Tuesday's formal announcement of the end of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

"The University of Arizona is urging Congress to deliver an expedient legislative solution that provides all DACA students with certainty in fulfilling all of their educational potential. In concert with our governing board, the Arizona Board of Regents, we are providing all of the support possible to DACA students as permitted by law. 

"The University of Arizona is dedicated to providing quality higher education to advance our communities, our country and our world. In that regard, it is our goal to make education accessible to all students and lifelong learners. In the meantime, the UA is offering resources through the Immigrant Student Resource Center with the goal of assisting DACA students with the completion of their educational ambitions, and we continue to explore available options."

 

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Media contact:
Chris Sigurdson
University Communications
520-626-9422
sig@arizona.edu

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.