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Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

September 5, 2017

UW Leadership: Committed to our DACA Dreamers

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce shared a message today with the UW campus community regarding the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This message, as well as links to resources, can be found on the Presidential Blog.

Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer Rickey Hall has offered the following response:

“I am deeply disappointed by the actions taken today to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. I know there are still many questions to be answered over the next six months; however, I am hopeful that Congressional leaders will do what is necessary so that UW DACA recipients – and the other hundreds of thousands of young people affected – can continue to realize their dreams here in the United States. We know this has caused fear and concerns for many in our communities. For those who are affected, please know that we recognize the value that you bring and we will do all that we can to ensure you are able to continue to be positive contributors to our communities. As UW President Ana Mari Cauce stated, we stand with you.”

UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh and UW Tacoma Chancellor Mark Pagano shared statements for their respective campuses:

UW Bothell: Committed to DACA Dreamers

UW Tacoma: UW Tacoma Stands with our DACA Dreamers