Thursday, October 6

DACA

DACA

Recent events regarding DACA

By: Blake Stewart The debate to pass a bill that would give nearly 800,000 DACA recipients a shot at legal status is still at a stalemate between both parties of Congress. Over the weekend, Congress forced a government shutdown, that was temporarily opened back up on Tuesday. The shutdown was in part, due to lawmaker’s failure to agree on a solution for DACA recipients, causing them to become intertwined in budget negotiations with the federal government in exchange for Trump’s promised border wall and crackdown on illegal immigration. (more…)
Campus News, DACA

Three Treveca students travel to D.C. to speak on DACA

By: Blake Stewart Three Trevecca students were chosen by an immigration-reform lobbying group to tell their stories to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Arturo Prieto, Berenice Olivia and Yenin Echeveria on Oct. 5 joined more than 125 other college students from 20 states to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that will allow them to continue studying in the United States. (more…)
Campus News, DACA, Faculty

Trevecca community responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error.  By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart Students and faculty responded in a variety of ways to President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end the DACA program. “It took me the day to process everything that had happened today,” said Arturo Prieto, junior international business major. (more…)
Campus News, DACA, Faculty

University responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error.  By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the end of a program started in 2012 to protect young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was rescinded by the administration but the President gave congress six months to preserve some sort of protection via legislation. (more…)