President Byerly joins 22 university and college presidents in urging Congress to establish permanent protections for DACA and Dreamers

President Alison Byerly signed the letter to Congress as part of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

29 November 2022 Posted In:

On behalf of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Carleton President Alison Byerly joined 22 other university and college presidents in penning a letter on Nov. 28 to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the United States Congress, urging them to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year to protect DACA recipients and Dreamers.

“As higher education leaders, we see Dreamers’ immense contributions to our campuses and communities,” the letter reads. “Many of them have gone on to become highly valued employees, homeowners, military members, faith leaders and founders of thriving businesses. They inspire us by what they have overcome and the promise they hold to make our communities and nation stronger. These individuals–Americans in every sense but on paper–seek only what we want for all our children: the opportunity to pursue their studies, work in our communities and meaningfully contribute to our country.”

Read the full letter.