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February 10, 2017

Adams Affirms CGU Support of DACA, Undocumented Students

CGU Interim President Jacob Adams has joined more than 600 university and college presidents in supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and undocumented immigrant students, according to a statement sent today to the campus community.

“I am pleased to stand with my fellow presidents on this issue as we represent higher education’s core mission of advancing knowledge, people, and society,” Adams said in an email to the campus community.

Adams and 627 fellow presidents from public and private institutions across the country have signed a “Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students,” which calls for support from the business, civic, religious, and nonprofit sectors and expresses a willingness to meet with U.S. leaders to discuss this issue.

“As signatories, the presidents are asking our nation’s leaders to uphold, continue, and expand DACA,” Adams’s message says. “We make this request as a moral imperative and a national necessity. America needs talent, energy, and commitment, and DACA serves that need. Its promise is evident on our own campus, and its reach encompasses students who, already, are part of our vibrant and diverse national and campus communities.”

Other presidential signatories from The Claremont Colleges include Melvin Oliver (Pitzer College), David Oxtoby (Pomona College), Lara Tiedens (Scripps College), Hiram Chodosh (Claremont McKenna College), and Maria Klawe (Harvey Mudd College).

Read Pomona College’s statement in support DACA.