From: Flavius R. W. Lilly, PhD., MA, MPH Associate Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs at UMB In response to the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was being rescinded, Campus Life Services organized listening sessions to solicit feedback regarding how to move forward as a campus community to support individuals who are affected directly or indirectly by this announcement. The feedback, compassion and support towards DACA students and their families expressed in those listening sessions was palpable.
A number of excellent suggestions were provided as a result through those listening sessions. A DACA resources page is available here. I encourage you to review the information there to learn how to find help and how to get involved. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
I wish to draw your attention to the following upcoming events and resources:
DACA renewal clinic: Individuals who currently have work authorization pursuant to DACA that will expire between now and March 5th, 2018 may apply to renew their DACA work authorization. The deadline for filing the renewal application is October 5th, 2017. The Immigration Clinic at the Francis King Carey School of Law will provide free, confidential legal services to UMB students, faculty, staff and their family members (for DACA renewals only) by hosting a DACA renewal clinic on Monday, September 25th from 1 – 3:30 p.m. and from 5 - 7 p.m. You will receive a confirmation email with your appointment time and what documents to bring. Please be assured that your information will be kept in strict confidentiality.
Writing for Advocacy: The Writing Center is hosting this workshop on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Organizing for DREAMers: This event on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from Noon – 1 p.m. will include both bystander and know-your-rights information, presented by CASA.
The UMB Student Counseling Center stands ready to assist any student who is experiencing distress. Counseling services are free, and information will not be shared with anyone without your written permission.
HS/HSL Library, 4th floor, Suite 440
Contact person: Emilia K. Petrillo
As Dr. Perman stated in his message regarding DACA, our action is the answer. These are first steps towards making UMB an inclusive university community, strengthened in our diversity.
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