President Kesselman's update on DACA

Posted: September 06, 2017

To the Stockton community,
I want to share the statement below from the members of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) regarding the recent decision on the DACA program. We are hopeful that Congress will handle this matter expeditiously, and we remain committed to helping all students pursue their education. We will continue to update the community as we receive new information.
Please visit our Stockton Safe site that provides resources and information for affected students.

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Statement in Response to Trump Administration's Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
September 5, 2017

The member institutions of NJASCU resolutely ask Congress and President Trump to enact a policy as soon as possible that protects the young men and women who have qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Over 25,650 of these bright and talented young people are from New Jersey.  They are making significant contributions to our communities, our economy, and our nation by studying in college, working, and serving in the Armed Forces.
We are deeply disappointed that the Trump administration rescinded DACA, which will fully expire on March 5, 2018.  We assure the students at our institutions that we will work closely with New Jersey's congressional delegation and federal officials to find a way to ensure that these extraordinary young people can stay in the only country they know as home.

Dr. Harvey Kesselman