The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision this morning that maintains the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides protection from deportation for close to 700,000 recipients across the nation. As one of the institutions of higher learning that signed the amicus brief in support of DACA, Christian Brothers University is among the many celebrants of this decision, and we are reaching out to congratulate those impacted in our campus community.
The Court’s ruling that the attempt to rescind DACA was “arbitrary and capricious” is the second beacon of light to come from its halls in this period of global pandemic and social unrest over racial injustice, following its decision on Monday that LGBTQ persons are protected from discrimination by the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Especially in these difficult times, our campus has remained as supportive as ever of DACA recipients and other immigrants learning, working, and contributing to our diverse and inclusive Lasallian community. To the DACA students and staff affected by this decision, please know that CBU remains committed to empowering your continued success and to securing a permanent home here for you.
To borrow from the Christian Brothers’ description of a Lasallian institution, CBU is a place where welcome, peace, and respect are lived out in a community characterized by the acceptance of each human person. We are a university where cultural diversity is not an occasion for conflict, exclusion, or destructive tension, but rather where being different is an enriching component of community life. In so doing, CBU incarnates what “together” means in “together and by association.”
Together with our Dreamers,
President of Christian Brothers University