Dispatch 29: Response to Wind Down of DACA by Trump Administration

September 5, 2017 -

Dear Saybrook Community:

Today the Trump Administration announced that it will be winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program over the next six months, leaving Congress to find a legislative solution for undocumented immigrants in the country. The DACA program started in 2012 and enables certain undocumented youth who entered the country as minors to receive a two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. 

As events unfold, I want to affirm that the Saybrook University community supports the the advancement of knowledge and cooperation globally. Furthermore, we will closely follow the progress of this most recent update, all-the-while supporting all members of our university.

Our Office of the General Counsel and the Global Engagement team are working closely with me as we partner with the broader academic community to monitor the situation.

If you have specific questions, please contact Jennifer Fullick, Director of Global Engagement and visit our Global Impact resource site for updates.

As has always been a part of our mission: we believe that every living being has the right to thrive in a just, inclusive, and sustainable world; that will not change.

I will be in touch directly as news unfolds.

Dr. Nathan Long, President