Office of Inclusive Excellence

DACA Ending & Your Undocumented Students: Ways You Can Support Them Legally, Socio-emotionally & Academically

Join us on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: University Center Rooms 115/116

Audience: Staff & Faculty

The lives of hundreds of thousands undocumented youth or DREAMers are once again in limbo. The U.S. Administration has announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be phased out within the next six months. The program allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to work with a social security number and live in the country without fear of deportation. These 800,000 recipients, many of whom are in college, will no longer have the legal protections they formerly had. It's a crushing blow.

The stress and fear for undocumented students is real. They may not be able to finish their education due to financial hardships and stressors, they may not be able work in the career they have been studying towards, and they will become vulnerable to deportation. Get the facts so you can support them, legally, socio-emotionally and academically, with the phasing out of DACA through March 5, 2018 and beyond.

Hear from Expert Presenters

Stephanie Delia, Supervising Attorney at the CUNY Citizenship Now!, City College Immigration Center, and Tatyana Kleyn, Associate Professor and Program Director in the Bilingual Education and TESOL programs at The City College of New York, discuss the implications of DACA being rescinded and how it will be phased out over time, what this means for your students with DACA and the legal options your undocumented students may have available to them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Help alleviate the concerns and fears of your students with DACA – learn what you can and can't provide them during this difficult time so they feel supported and safe at your institution during this scary time.

  • Support your DACA students – legally, socio-emotionally and academically – as we learn exactly how this executive order will impact these students.

  • Deal with the polarizing viewpoints on this issue – get the facts so you can put out fires and have educated discussions with your campus community about this timely and sensitive topic.