Endangered Scholars Worldwide Statement on the Decision to End DACA

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

On September 5, 2017, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is being rescinded. As numerous accounts indicate, the majority of DACA recipients are students who are enrolled in higher education institutions. As we have said in previous statements, ending DACA will drastically disrupt the lives of these students who willingly came forward to register with the federal government.

As an organization committed to protecting the human rights of scholars and students across the globe, Endangered Scholars Worldwide believes that ending DACA would be a mistake. It would put lives of thousands of committed students in the United States in jeopardy, preventing them from pursuing their education and making them to return to a life of anxiety and doubt.