FSU President: DACA Students Are Americans In All Sense

 

 

Framingham State University president has joined a national alliance of college presidents for pushing federal legislation to protect immigrants that are undocumented and who were brought to this country as children.

The administration of Trump has stopped processing applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is the program of an Obama-era that allowed nearly around 800,000 young undocumented immigrants to live and work in the country legally.

During his regime, the president Obama gave the deadline March to Congress to pass the legislation and protect DACA recipients before some could be deported. The Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration (AHEAI) of President is advocating for a permanent law that can protect those so-called Dreamers.

In an interview, F. Javier Cevallos, the FSU president said “They were brought into this country when they were very young by their parents. They have been to the place all their life. So, in every sense they are American, except the fact that they are undocumented.”

He further said that undocumented students were feeling anxious at FSU in the current political climate. He doesn’t know how many students who are undocumented are enrolled at the university, but said there are some.

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