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SDSU Signs Letter to Congress to Protect Dreamers

SDSU is among the 774 higher education institutions to sign the Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition letter.
By SDSU News Team
 

San Diego State University is among the 23 California State University campuses and 774 higher education institutions to sign the Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition letter sent to U.S. Senate and House of Representatives leaders, urging Congress to pass legislation to permanently protect the Dreamers.

“Colleges and universities have seen these remarkable people up close, in our classrooms and as our colleagues and friends. Despite the challenges they face, they have made incredible contributions to our country and its economy and security,” the letter to congressional leaders states. “They should continue to be able to do so. If we are unable to protect these Dreamers, we will be shutting the door to an entire generation of individuals who seek to contribute their best to America.”

As the letter notes, there is widespread, bipartisan support across the country for Dreamers, many of whom have status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that was rescinded by President Trump on Sept. 5. The president set the end date for DACA at March 5, 2018, giving Congress six months to pass legislation to provide a permanent solution.