AACN Urges Congress to Find Legislative Solution for DACA “Dreamers”

Published September 13, 2017

AACN joins over 75 national associations in sending a letter to Congressional leadership urging permanent, legislative action to address protection for individuals who are registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Executive Order established in 2012. On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced the White House’s decision to rescind DACA, and stated that Congress will have a six-month window of time to come up with a solution to prevent the over 800,000 DACA individuals from facing deportation. AACN is concerned with the fate of these young adults who came to the United States as children. Many of these individuals are enrolled in institutions of higher education, enlisted in our military, and are contributing to the economy. AACN will continue to actively engage as it relates to our member institutions.