Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dear University of Iowa Students, 

Today, it was announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated in six months. The termination of DACA will revoke the documentation of nearly 800,000 students, many of whom study and work in universities and colleges across the nation. Without documentation, the opportunity for these students to pursue their higher education is at risk. 

As the leaders of the University of Iowa Student Government, we are disheartened by the action and the vulnerability it places on DACA students. We stand in solidarity with students who are impacted by the pending termination of DACA, and we will continue to advocate for the University of Iowa to be a safe and supportive community for all students, regardless of their documentation status. We expect all students to join us by enacting our Iowa values of community and inclusion. 

Congress has six months to find a legislative solution for DACA; we encourage you to engage in the process. Call your federal legislators and request that they be a part of a bipartisan solution. Over the next six months, we will continue to share action steps for effective advocacy. 




Jacob Simpson, UISG President

Lilián Sánchez, UISG Vice President