September 6, 2017

President Daniels, on behalf of Purdue, joined other college and university presidents last year in calling on the country’s leaders to continue and expand the DACA program.  In the language of that November 2016 letter, ‘America needs talent - and these students, who have been raised and educated in the United States, are already part of our national community.’

Since the courts have ruled that the current program was created without lawful process, it’s important that Congress remove any cloud over its legal validity.  We hope for quick action to enact the substance of this program and provide it permanence and certainty.

November 2016 Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students