Arizona Higher-Education Leaders Respond To DACA Announcement

Published: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:03pm
Updated: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:36am

Officials in Arizona’s public colleges and universities are weighing in on the Trump administration’s decision to gradually rescind the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

The common theme among the statements from higher-education leaders in the state is that they say their institutions will do whatever they legally can to support their students, regardless of their immigration status.

In a letter that went out to students late last week, ASU president Michael Crow said the university is committed to the success of all their students at a cost that is as close to free as possible.

University of Arizona President Robert Robbins released a statement Tuesday adding the school is urging Congress to deliver an expedient legislative solution that provides these students with some certainty.

And in the community college system, officials at the Maricopa County Community College District say they will continue their legal battle to allow DACA students to get in-state tuition rates.

EDITOR'S NOTE: KJZZ is licensed to the Maricopa County Community College District.

 

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