September 6, 2017

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The U.S. president's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has caused great concern among students who attend SIU under DACA as well as the many other students, faculty and staff who support them. 

SIU is committed to our DACA students and will continue to welcome them regardless of the status of the program. We are reaching out individually to these students to let them know of and provide our support. Our commitment includes protecting their rights under applicable statutes and regulations. Further, we will not treat DACA students differently from any other students because of their immigration status. 

SIU has a long and proud history supporting all students regardless of their backgrounds. The diversity of individuals and cultures on our campus enriches our educational environment. Please welcome and support all who choose to further their education at SIU.

Carlo Montemagno