• AASCU, ACE Host Discussion About DACA and ‘Dreamers’

    AASCU recently teamed up with the American Council on Education (ACE) to host a stimulating discussion about the future of “Dreamers” and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

    “DACA and Dreamers: A Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas” drew nearly 300 participants. AASCU President Mildred García guided the July 23 conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist.

    Vargas shared his personal story of being undocumented and the challenges the estimated 3.6 million “Dreamers” in the United States face.

    The recent Supreme Court decision regarding DACA and what the higher education community can do to support “Dreamers” topped the discussion, as well as the speed with which the demographics of higher education continue to change.

    The recording can be accessed here. (ACE Engage account required.)

    García recently penned an op-ed calling for passage of the Dream Act.