SUNYSA President and Trustee, Marc J. Cohen Response to President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

SUNY Student Assembly Stands Committed to Supporting DREAMers

September 5, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Austin Ostro, Austin.Ostro@sunysa.org

“The SUNY Student Assembly is deeply disturbed by the news that President Trump has decided to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. DACA has given over 800,000 undocumented Americans the opportunity to come out of the shadows and be embraced by the only country they have ever known.

“This harmful, discriminatory decision will not impede the Student Assembly’s advocacy efforts on behalf of undocumented students. To the contrary, we stand more committed than ever to fighting for these vital members of the SUNY community on the local, state, and federal levels.

“To the undocumented students across the SUNY system who will go to sleep tonight afraid, we have one message: We will fight as hard as we can to ensure that you are afforded the rights entitled to you as Americans. We will double down on our efforts to convert the bipartisan support which has been expressed for dreamers, into a permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients.

“We urge all federal lawmakers to put partisanship aside and act to protect those whose status is now in jeopardy. Let’s not allow innocent young people to suffer at the hands of polarized, partisan politics.”

About the SUNY Student Assembly

The Student Assembly of the State University of New York (SUNY SA) is the recognized student government organization representing the nearly 600,000 students of the State University of New York. Comprised of student leaders elected by their peers from across SUNY’s 64 campuses, SUNY SA is committed to empowering students throughout the state, and ensuring the representation of its members on the state and national level, as well as throughout the SUNY system.

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