Resources for Your Week: Changes for DACA Students under the New Administration

Educate Yourself and Your DACA Students about Potential Changes under the New Administration

Campaign promises made by President-Elect Trump to deport illegal immigrants have led some to fear that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) students may be denied re-entry if they attempt to return to the U.S. on or after the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. Because DACA was established as an executive order, it can be overturned just as quickly with another executive order. Recent reports that certain institutions are urging DACA students currently studying abroad to return to the U.S. before the inauguration may have you wondering what your institution and its DACA students should do.

Each institution and individual must ultimately make their own decision as to their plan of action based on their own priorities and assessment of risk. The following resources can help: