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Statement from President Denise M. Trauth Regarding DACA Task Force Recommendations

President Denise M. Trauth | November 14, 2019

In September, I established a Texas State University DACA Task Force to identify and document current resources and support services for students; develop a comprehensive list of initiatives to strengthen our immigration resources and student services; recommend ways we can improve our culture of inclusion; and engage the university community in conversations about immigration issues.

The task force members, led by Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean of the College of Applied Arts, have been working diligently on these issues for the past several weeks, and presented a final report (below) to me on November 12, 2019. The report clearly reflects the large amount of time and effort they put into developing the recommendations. I’m incredibly grateful for their dedication and service and look forward to discussing the recommendations with the President’s Cabinet in the near future.  

In addition to these recommendations, the task force hosted a panel conversation on the San Marcos Campus to discuss the Supreme Court oral arguments underway related to DACA, and initiated the launch of a new DACA  webpage that includes videos, frequently asked questions about the legal aspects of DACA, and a list of available resources.

DACA students are an important part of our University community, and I appreciate the work of the task force to help Texas State identify and strengthen available resources.

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