“Over the years, DACA students have enriched our campus through their presence, and we hope they will continue to do so in the years to come,” Dunn said.
Alpharaoh uses nothing but a few stools, a hat, and a jacket as props as he leads the audience through his life as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. As an adult, Alpharaoh hears about a new program started by the Obama administration: DACA.
Boston College joins hundreds of other universities in signing a letter to congressional leaders. University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. has always been a supporter of DACA, and wrote in the statement that rescinding DACA is a mistake that conflicts with the nation’s values and heritage.
They join University President William P. Leahy, S.J. in condemning President Donald Trump’s decision.
As DACA is extended for two years and fast-track processing for necessary visas resume for faculty, international students and faculty face some pending uncertainty as the future of DACA is pending and visa processes become more elaborate.
“The BC administration is more likely to support and have a positive response to Eradicate protests in the future if it receives the recognition that it deserves for meeting student demands, even if only partially.”
At the unregistered walkout held by Eradicate Boston College Racism on Thursday afternoon, students and faculty called for the University to continue its efforts to make BC a supportive campus.
“The devil is in the details, however—Leahy’s signature on the Pomona College statement does not change the reality that many undocumented immigrants, including DACA recipients, may soon face: mass detention and deportation.”
“We stand together with Boston College President, Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., who has signed an open letter (along with 435 other college and university presidents and chancellors) urging the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.”