DACA Update and Resources

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor sent the following e-mail message from Chancellor Gary Miller and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate Eric Arneson to the campus community on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Dear UW-Green Bay Campus Community,

In recent days we have heard a great deal about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Executive Branch’s request to end the program. UW System President Ray Cross has conveyed the concerns of our campuses to President Trump (see UW System DACA letter to President 8-30-17) and is pledging our support in working with legislators on a bipartisan solution.

UW-Green Bay echoes the System’s commitment to work to protect our students. We will keep you informed as the DREAM Act or other legislation moves forward to appropriately and compassionately support those impacted by the program.

We know this is a stressful and frightening situation for students and families who may be affected by recent actions.  UW-Green Bay cares about the well-being and success of our students and will provide as much support as possible during this time.  Our students are the cornerstone of our campus community and we value and appreciate each and every student.

We affirm our pledge to support all students and encourage any students with concerns to reach out for help via our Phoenix Cares program (www.uwgb.edu/phoenix-cares) or our Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate (studentaffairs@uwgb.edu).

In addition, Marissa Leza De Rosa, UW-Green Bay’s bilingual admissions advisor, is presenting information about DACA on Monday, September 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union. She will speak about what is DACA, what might change with the new regulation, and who to contact to advocate for undocumented students and employees. The presentation will leave time for questions and comments. As with other Inclusive Excellence events, this is free and open to students, employees and the public. For more information, please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Additional Resources

My Undocumented Life
This website offers up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants who are navigating the university/college setting. It provides information about scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and more.

National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is an organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

DACA Information
This U.S. Government page provides information on requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA).

Thank you.

Gary L. Miller

Eric Arneson
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate