Letter to the Editor: ASUP stands in solidarity with DACA students

By ASUP | September 8, 2017 11:54am


On Tuesday, our federal government changed the way many DREAMers will continue to live in the United States. Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), a program that helped support, protect and encourage children and students to go to school, work and thrive within our communities will expire in six months. We understand that this decision impacts many communities; our home towns, the neighborhood that surrounds us, and our friends and families.

As student body representatives, we want you to know that you are a part of this community regardless of your status. We extend our hands and hearts to those in need during this time of frustration, confusion, and fear of the unknown. We would like to acknowledge that those impacted by the discontinuation of this program will not be enduring these changes alone – ASUP would like to reaffirm that we are a resource to the entire UP community. We are here to talk, we are here to help, and most importantly at this time, we are here to listen.

Contact ASUP President Brandon Rivera at riverab18@up.edu.