On the heels of President Trump’s controversial decision to end DACA, associations across the nation are coming out to denounce the President’s actions and defend those protected under the DACA.
As a result of the President’s decision, the Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program as of Tuesday and rescinded the Obama administration policy.
One of those institutions to denounce the President’s decision was Ohio State University, who released a full statement regarding the DACA and how those protected by it can receive further assistance at this time.
On Tuesday, September 5th, The White House ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will impact many Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Undergraduate Student Government at The Ohio State University opposes the discontinuation of the DACA program. Buckeyes who are protected by DACA have worked incredibly hard to attend Ohio State, and make our university stronger. These students deserve to continue working towards their dreams. As one Buckeye family, we are all connected by our love for Ohio State, and we will support all students, regardless of their immigration status.
The Ohio State University and The Undergraduate Student Government are committed to ensuring that every member of our Buckeye Family is able to stay a member of our Buckeye Family.
According to CNN, since its inception five years ago, the nearly 800,000 individuals who have received the protection have started families, pursued careers and studied in schools and universities across the United States.