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Dr. Brown's Statement on DACA

To the FIT Community:

I am deeply saddened that the Trump administration has ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program--- the “Dreamers” program that gave legal protection from deportation to the hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to this country by their undocumented families. Innocent and vulnerable, they were offered opportunity by DACA---opportunity to work and to pursue their education, and they have proven to be assets to their families and communities and will, no doubt, be contributors to the future strength of our country. Tuesday’s decision challenges the American ideals of justice and equity as well as any universal understanding of compassion and common decency. I join educators throughout the country in urging members of Congress to provide the legal welcome that these young people deserve, and that will make America proud.

Dr. Joyce F. Brown