At Marquette, we stand with our undocumented students. We welcome all, not just some, to our university. We offer our heartfelt support for so many students and their families throughout this time of uncertainty. We urge the President to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and call upon Congress to adopt a permanent solution that will allow these students to achieve their dreams and continue making wonderful contributions to our country.
Our Catholic, Jesuit mission guides us daily, and in our nation’s current uncertain times, we will continue our unwavering commitment to educate all students. Throughout our history, we have broken barriers to enable low-income and first-generation students to succeed in higher education. We both recognize and cherish the dignity of each individual regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability or social class.
Over the last several years, we have actively lobbied as a university to support the DREAM Act and bipartisan BRIDGE Act to encourage the nation’s 740,000 undocumented children to pursue their dreams. We will continue to prioritize programming to provide all students access to a college degree, and ultimately, a transformational education.