Statement on White House decision to end the DACA program

September 5, 2017
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Office of the President

Salem Academy and College

601 South Church Street

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

 

Dear members of the Salem community,

As you may be aware, President Trump has announced that he has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What Congress intends to do regarding future legislation is uncertain at this point. 

Salem Academy and College continues to support DACA, and we oppose the decision to end it. Last year, with the support of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, I signed the following statement in support of DACA: www.pomona.edu/college-leaders-support-daca.

We continue to support the DACA program because of the opportunity it creates for hundreds of thousands of young people, including Salem students. Our hearts go out to these young people given the profound impact of this decision on their lives. We deeply value their past and current contributions to our society as well as their potential to contribute in the future if they are given the opportunity to do so. 

It is our sincere hope that our US senators and our US representatives will work together to develop an immigration solution that provides a path for these young people.

Students who have questions or concerns may contact Erin Adams, assistant vice president for administration, at erin.adams@salem.edu.

We support all members of our community at this difficult time.

 

Sincerely yours,

D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, PhD

President