Chancellor's Communique

Our Support for DACA, 6-18-20

Dear colleagues,

Earlier today, I joined CU President Mark Kennedy and the chancellors of all CU campuses in sharing our support for the U.S Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This ruling protects an estimated 700,000 immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation, and carries forward a program established eight years ago to provide access to education and work visas for many young undocumented individuals in our country.

The Supreme Court’s decision is fantastic news for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, and for all hardworking Dreamers and their families. We remain steadfast in our commitment to affording protections to students regardless of immigration status, and to cultivating a safe and respectful environment for teaching, learning and discovery. The Undocumented Student Services office provides resources for undocumented students in Colorado and contacts for those seeking more information.

Diversity among our student body enriches the CU Anschutz community and the healthcare workforce, and we all benefit from the unique perspectives that hardworking DACA students bring to the educational and professional environment.

We at CU Anschutz wholeheartedly support this morning’s ruling and will continue to do everything we can to support the DACA students who call our campus home. A rich and vibrant campus community is vital to our mission, and we are committed to fostering a diverse student body dedicated to pursuing careers of service, health and healing.


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Don Elliman


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