Actions We’re Taking in Response to Emerging Issues
Adelphi is actively responding to emerging issues related to DACA and immigration.
NEW: The DACA, International and Immigration Task Force is developing a new initiative to provide confidential allies as a resource and to provide guidance for those affected. In the near future, the University will share the names of those trusted individuals who will serve in this role. In the meantime, please refer to this guide from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center for crucial information on the end of DACA.Please contact Jacqueline Jones Lamon vice president for diversity and inclusion with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516.877.4041.
The University has reached out and given support to those students who may be adversely affected by a possible future change in DACA. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and provide support, to the extent possible, to our students.
President Christine Riordan has joined university presidents across the country in signing letters in support of maintaining DACA and in response to the immigration ban.
At the request of Governor Andrew Cuomo, like so many other institutions of higher learning in New York State, Dr. Riordan distributed to our community the governor’s letter in which he reminds us that it is an American value to serve as a source of hope for those in need.On Monday, December 5, 2016, a small group of faculty members met with Dr. Riordan and members of Adelphi leadership to discuss ongoing support for our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. Read about the meeting and resulting action steps in this open letter to the campus community.
In Spring 2017 the DACA, International and Immigration Task Force accepted applications from students who required assistance meeting an unexpected financial need because they were unable to travel home over the summer due to the Executive Orders proposed by the current administration.
The concept of “Sanctuary Campus” has been a topic of discussion at campuses across the country and at Adelphi University. Adelphi’s response can be viewed below:We will continue to stay actively engaged with our national associations, such as the American Council on Education, and our state associations, such as the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, as any policy reform may develop, to ensure that the rights of our students and our University are protected in any proposed changes.
Please note: Adelphi will not voluntarily participate in immigration enforcement activities, but legally cannot block law enforcement agencies which do so.