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We provide a venue where students can learn and demonstrate social responsibility and diverse leadership; the organizations provide events that focus on issues of culture, ethnicity and social justice. > more

   

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STATEMENT REGARDING UPCOMING DACA DECISION

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,
 

As you know, published reports suggest that President Trump plans to end DACA,
the Deferred Action against Childhood Arrivals program that protects numerous students on
our own campus from deportation. This news is very upsetting, undermines the
academic endeavors of our own students, and is contrary to our basic values.
To the students directly affected by this decision and to everyone at Brandeis: we remain
committed to the safety, well-being, and educational success of our all our undocumented

students. That commitment will not change. It is also important to note that our current
information suggests that the White House would delay enforcement of the expected
decision for six months.

At this time, we are consulting with other universities and immigration attorneys to
make sure we are doing everything we can to keep our undocumented students safe and
in school. As we learn more about how to address this situation, we will inform the
campus of our progress.


Earlier, I sent a letter to President Trump at The White House, which
we have included for your information, below.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ron Liebowitz, President
Lisa Lynch, Provost
Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment
Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
Ira Jackson, Senior Vice President for Communications and External Relations
Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Sheryl Sousa, Vice President for Student Affairs
Jamele Adams, Dean of Students
Madeleine Lopez, Director, Intercultural Center
Liza Stern, Interim Director for Religious and Spiritual Life
Jacob Edelman, President, Brandeis Student Union

President Ronald D. Liebowitz letterhead 

 

September 5, 2017


Via E-mail and First-Class Mail
The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you this morning. Public and published reports
indicate that you intend to do away with DACA, perhaps offering a six-month
moratorium within which Congress might act to reform or preserve the program. Those
same reports indicate that this step will only hurt law enforcement and our own
economy.
Dreamers and others affected by DACA regularly contribute to the health of our entire
community,and play a special role in higher education, where they are embraced and
welcomed. Through no fault of their own, these young people have arrived in the United
States, have expressed loyalty to this country, and have provided service and benefits to
our society.
Here at Brandeis University, we value our DACA students, who enrich our campus in
many ways and are integral to our community.
Reversing DACA inflicts harsh punishment on the innocent. As a nation founded by
immigrants, we can, should, and must do better.

I ask you to exercise responsible leadership and to maintain DACA. Congress has shown
an inability over many years to deal with the immigration issue, and with so many other 
legislative priorities looming in a stalemated and dysfunctional Washington, putting the
burden on the legislative process to resolve the future of these 800,000 young
Americans is unlikely to yield a positive outcome.


I implore you to exercise political courage and moral leadership in maintaining DACA
and upholding the highest traditions of American values.

Sincerely,

Ronald D. Liebowitz