On September 15, 2017, the Doctoral Students’ Council unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution against the Executive Decision to End DACA. According to the resolution, “over 800,000 young people are currently studying and working in the United States under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many of them in the CUNY system, who have long been in a precarious position with regard to their immigration status and who are now at greater risk for sudden deportation.” The Plenary further resolved to:

  • advocate on behalf of students regardless of immigration status through organizing workshops; distributing resources and services directly to students;
  • calls upon members of New York State Senate, other state legislatures, Congress, and other elected officials, to proceed with compassion and moral responsibility by passing meaningful immigration reform in the vein of the Dream Act in light of discriminatory immigration, detention, and deportation policies, in addition to the decision to rescind DACA
  • calls upon the Graduate Center and CUNY administration to pledge specific resources and protections to all those in the Graduate Center and CUNY community who are affected by the most recent executive decision and to strengthen its support of undocumented students

You may find the full text of the resolution here.