Statement on Trump Admin's Decision to End DACA

Graduate & Professional Student Government
9201 University City Blvd.
Student Union, 212-O
Charlotte, NC 28233

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 3, 2017

GPSG Executive Board Denounces Trump Administration Decision to End DACA, Urges Congressional Action

Charlotte, North Carolina – November 3, 2017Members of the Graduate & Professional Student Government (GPSG) Executive Board voted unanimously to issue a statement condemning the recent actions of the Trump Administration which ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

DACA allowed undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors to join the workforce, attend college, start businesses, and participate in society. DACA has improved the standard of living for approximately 800,000 people, and has improved mental health outcomes in the undocumented community. On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration will suspend DACA in early 2018.

Many Dreamers had no say in their family’s decision to come to the United States illegally. Many Dreamers graduated from North Carolina high schools, and have no memories of life outside of the U.S. Many Dreamers are leaders, scholars, professionals, and our colleagues.

GPSG wishes to show our support for the right of Dreamers to succeed in this country as Americans. We denounce the Trump Administration’s erratic and irrational action against a population who has done nothing but fought for their right to thrive as humans.

We urge the U.S. Congress to pass legislation immediately to protect Dreamers, and to provide them a clear path to U.S. Citizenship. GPSG is here for any undocumented students who need support, and will continue to fight for those who have fought so hard to get where they are today.

Contact:
Abdallah Al Shuli
Secretary of Public Relations
aalshuli@uncc.edu
GPSG Office: (704) 687-716