School Message About DACA

President Jessup reaffirms UNLV’s core worths of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

School News| Sep 5, 2017|By Len Jessup Dear School Neighborhood:

The Trump administration revealed today coming modifications to the Deferred Action for Youth Arrivals (DACA) policy. The administration announced it would no longer accept brand-new applications for the DACA program, and will phase it out in 6 months unless Congress takes legislative action. Plainly, this announcement and its application extend far beyond UNLV and we are following it closely, as are campuses and neighborhoods across the nation.

We continue to be strong advocates of DACA and of our DACA trainees. We acknowledge modifications to DACA will have an unfavorable influence on a few of our students and we will continue to communicate details as they become available. We are devoted to being responsive and encouraging of the emotional wellness of the campus neighborhood and encourage people to use services offered through the Workplace of Therapy and Psychological Providers. Resources also are available through the Immigrant Legal Resource Center website.

We are proud of our students and the passion they need to pursue efficient lives and careers– which is the extremely mission of college. Many are first-generation college students and trying to create a much better course for their households and themselves.

We will continue to do everything in our power to offer all of our students a safe, encouraging environment conducive to their success while following the law. It remained in this spirit that we signed up with more than 600 college institutions across the country to supporter for continuation of the DACA program at the end of in 2015.

Even with today’s announcement, we will continue to champion the importance of education and the success of all our students. Citizenship is not a prerequisite for admission at UNLV, and our doors remain open up to all trainees who seek education and the chances it supplies.

As I have stated prior to, inclusiveness is at the core of a different, bold, and varied UNLV. Nothing will change that position.


Len Jessup
UNLV President

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