Representatives from various offices all over campus gathered at the IC for a meeting regarding undocumented students and future HWS initiatives to support them. This is a working group that is reviewing policies and support for HWS students who may be DACA recipients and also exploring ways in which HWS can connect with Geneva students and families who may be in need of guidance for the college application process.
DACA, or Deferrered Action for Childhood Arrivals, was an American immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country undocumented, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit.
“As our country embarks on a national conversation on policies that will have a direct impact on DACA recipients, higher education institutions such as HWS, have already joined this timely conversation, with the hope to address the needs of such students and their families.” Alejandra Molina, Director of Intercultural Affairs
Solome Rose, Diversity and Inclusion; John Young, Office of Admissions; Alejandra Molina, Intercultural Affairs; Alejandra Castillo, Posse Scholar WS’18