Higher ed support for DACA swells

I turned NPR back on again today during my morning commute. Tentatively. Later, I still flipped the switch away from Fresh Air — Terry Gross’ topic today turned out to be Trump’s web of conflicts of interest. I’m not ready.

So here’s some good news: more and more and MORE college and university presidents are signing on to a statement calling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals a “moral imperative and a national necessity.” As of today, 435 of them. And they aren’t stopping there, according to Pomona College. They are now asking business, civic, religious and non-profit sector leaders to join them.

The letter includes an offer to meet with U.S. government leaders. Sounds like a good idea.

One of my favorite passages, below:

“America needs talent — and these students, who have been raised and educated in the United States, are already part of our national community. They represent what is best about America, and as scholars and leaders they are essential to the future.”

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