Supreme Court Votes to Allow DACA Program to Continue
President Denise M. Trauth | June 18, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Today, the U. S. Supreme Court issued a decision blocking the attempted termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
For DACA students at Texas State University and across the country, the ruling means they can keep their DACA status. This is welcome news for our DACA students, for those in our university community who have family and friends impacted by the Supreme Court decision, and for all of us who support our DACA students.
Our university began preparing for a Supreme Court ruling on DACA in September 2019, by forming a university-wide task force that identified resources and support services for students; developed a comprehensive list of initiatives to strengthen our immigration resources; recommended ways to improve our culture of inclusion; and engaged the university community in conversations about immigration issues. An Immigration Policy and Law Relating to Students webpage was also developed to educate our university community on the issues related to DACA.
The highest priority of the task force was its recommendation to create a resource center to collaboratively support Bobcats who are immigrant students. On May 7, we announced the establishment of the TXST Monarch Center for Immigrant Students to encompass the work of many offices, divisions, and departments across the university that currently provide students with support services related to immigration.
At Texas State, we are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment and culture that serves and supports every member of our Bobcat family.
Denise M. Trauth