Lane Community College in Eugene has joined the chorus of groups urging the Trump Administration to maintain DACA, or the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.
The Trump Administration is considering phasing out or terminating DACA. The Obama-era policy allows the children of undocumented immigrants to live, study and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
Rosie Pryor is chair of the Lane Community College Board of Education. She says it’s difficult for students to focus on school if they’re feeling insecure and fearful.
“Our concern about this administration’s approach to DACA is that it reintroduces that element of fear for what I understand to be as many as 20,000 people in Oregon alone. Certainly some of them are Lane students.”
Pryor says it’s the LCC board’s policy to support providing a safe environment for all students. She says what’s important is to help them learn, not focus on immigration status.
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