Weber State University is monitoring closely the Step 5, 2017 announcement of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program, which has been in place for five years, protected certain immigrants, who had entered the country as minors. It deferred action from deportation and made recipients, known as DREAMers, eligible for work permits among other benefits. Weber State University's Office of Access and Diversity remains committed to students and alumni who are impacted by any change to DACA. We offer our strongest support and resources to all of our students, but especially to our DREAMers, who are directly impacted by this decision. Ending DACA would change dramatically the lives of young people, who were brought to this country as children and are pursuing higher education across the state of Utah and the nation. Please know that WSU's Office of Access and Diversity, and its entire team of professionals, is an excellent resource for support and guidance.
To our DACA students, we know this is the place you call home. We know that you are inspired and ready to contribute. We know you are on your way to achieving and becoming your own American dream. We don't know what changes will occur in the DACA program in the near future, but we will continue to communicate with you as we learn more. In the meantime, we want to reassure our campus community that the university remains strongly commited to creating a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for students from all backgrounds and from all parts of the globe. In the meantime, if you need to talk, process information, or simply be with a caring person, let us know. You can call us at 801-626-7006, email us at email@example.com or anytime walk into our office in the Student Services Building Suite 150. We are here for you.
Please remember you are students in an institution that supports you and there are state-wide policies in place that you can access to achieve and succeed in higher education.
News & Announcements
USCIS and DACA Renewal Applications:
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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
- ACLU of Utah Youth Activist Scholarship
Deadline: January 22, 2018
- Honors Graduation Scholarship
Deadline: February 11, 2018
Here are some quality resources to help you as we all begin to sort out what this means for DACA students.
We will post additional information as it becomes available and as we know more.
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