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MHC statement on DACA

Dear students,

We, the members of the Madison Hispanic Caucus and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Committee, wish to express our support for James Madison University students, faculty, staff, and community members affected by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement this morning of the plan to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In a November 2016 letter to the recently elected President Trump, over 645 university presidents, including President Alger, co-signed their belief that DACA recipients, “who have been raised and educated in the United States, are already part of our national community. They represent what is best about America, and as scholars and leaders they are essential to the future.” Our community is strengthened by the DACA students on campus, and we are resolute in our belief that you belong here. We at JMU strive to be an inclusive community that values the richness of all individuals and perspectives, and this will continue be true in the coming days and months.


Allison Fagan
Chair, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Committee
and the members of LACS 

Karina Kline-Gabel
President, Madison Hispanic Caucus
and the members of the MHC


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