President Liebowitz joins educational leaders in asking Congress for immediate legislative action …

President Liebowitz joins educational leaders in asking Congress for immediate legislative action on DACA

Sept. 8, 2017

Fifty-seven presidents and chancellors from institutions that are part of the Association of American Universities sent a letter to Congress requesting immediate legislative action to establish a permanent legal solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs. Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz was one of the AAU signatories.

“As educational leaders, we are committed to providing equal opportunity for all students to pursue their learning and life goals,” the letter reads in part. “Since 2012, DACA has enabled these young people to pursue education and employment. With DACA, our students and alumni have been able to pursue opportunities in business, education, high-tech industries, and the nonprofit sector; they have gone to medical school, law school, and graduate school for numerous disciplines; they are actively contributing to their local communities and economies by working, volunteering and paying taxes. America needs hard working talented people – and these students are already meaningful members of our society. They represent what is best about America, and as scholars and leaders they are a vital part of our future.”

 


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