Faculty Across Arizona Sign Letter on Protecting DACA Students

A top astrophysics professor, a dean of students, a vice provost and a chair in peace studies are among the nearly 1,200 faculty, staff and students from Arizona’s public universities and community colleges that signed a letter last week asking the schools to protect undocumented students.

The letter specifically references students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as “dreamers,” which are young undocumented immigrants without serious criminal records who were brought to the U.S. as children and, after registering their personal information with the government, can receive federal work permits, a Social Security number and a two-year reprieve from the threat of deportation.

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