October 8, 2019

Dear Members of the Connecticut College Community,

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Connecticut College today joins more than 140 colleges and universities in signing an amicus brief in support of its renewal.

The DACA program provides opportunities for higher education and employment to nearly 800,000 immigrants who entered the United States as children without documentation. The White House rescinded the program in 2017.

Connecticut College signed the amicus brief to show our continued support for the nation’s dreamers. We uphold all students in their educational pursuits regardless of citizenship or immigration status, working with our lawmakers to seek a permanent solution to DACA. I want to reiterate the College’s commitment that we will do all we can within the limits of the law to advocate for those who may be directly or indirectly impacted by the Supreme Court decision.

Should you have any questions about support or resources available, I encourage you to work with Dean of the College Jefferson Singer or Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion John McKnight.

Katherine Bergeron