On March 17, the American Council on Education (ACE) delivered a letter to President Donald Trump regarding Dreamers, young people brought to the United States by undocumented parents before the age of 16. More than 750,000 individuals are registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and many are currently enrolled in colleges and universities across the country.
The letter appealed to the President to lift “the cloud of fear” surrounding the DACA program, noting the positive sentiments he has expressed about Dreamers. The letter was signed by over 560 universities, including 50 members of the Association of American Universities. The University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Lane Community College are just a few of many higher education institutions in Oregon that have signed on to the ACE letter.