I hope that the first few weeks of your semester have gone well. I am writing today concerning the announcement earlier this week of pending changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
These changes have created uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of young people who have benefited from this program, including some students in our University of Nebraska-Lincoln community. I want to call your attention to a list of Frequently Asked Questions linked to this message so that everyone at the university may have more clarity on the issue.
The message to anyone attending the university who is a DACA recipient is this: You are welcome here and we want you to be successful. Our advice is to continue attending classes as you normally would and to begin exploring the resources available to you, many of which are included in the FAQ document. If you have questions regarding DACA or need to discuss any personal situation, I encourage you to contact Charlie Foster, assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs, at 402-472-5500. If you have specific legal questions regarding DACA, I encourage you to speak with an immigration attorney. Low-cost immigration legal services can be found at https://www.immigrationlawhelp.org.
My very best to all of you for a constructive, fulfilling and enjoyable fall semester. It’s my hope that you engage, work hard and invest in getting the most from your educational experience as a Husker.
Go Big Red,