Resources For :

NY6 Presidents Urge Swift DACA Action

The presidents of the New York Six member institutions have sent a joint letter to their Congressional delegation, urging swift legislative action to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, protections for some 800,000 young people currently living, studying, and working in the U.S.

In the letter, the presidents note the great impact of these individuals: "As presidents of institutions that increasingly reflect the remarkable diversity of our country, we witness daily the tremendous benefit that the presence of immigrants brings to our communities. DACA beneficiaries have been outstanding students on our campuses; their presence has enriched the learning environment for all of our students. We fear that the end of DACA will make our campuses, our communities, and our country less successful and culturally robust."

The letter has been sent to U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and the following members of Congress, who represent districts in which NY6 institutions reside: Tom Reed, Elise Stefanik, Claudia Tenney, and Paul Tonko. The full text of the letter to Senator Schumer is attached.