As of September 5th, 2017, President Trump has announced the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, known as DREAMers. Nearly 800,000 people are affected by his decision to end DACA. On June 15, 2012, President Obama enacted DACA for undocumented children who came to the United States to provide protection from deportation and work authorization. DREAMers, are now protesting alongside politicians and allies against Trump’s unjust decision.
Pacific had a Defend DACA rally on Thursday, September 6th from 4:30-5:30 pm on the corner of Pacific Ave & College Way. On September 15th, a DACA talk was held from 5:00-6:30 pm. Centro Cultural, a Latino advocacy organization in Hillsboro, is hosting a vigil at the Hillsboro Civic Center on Friday, October 6th from 7:00-8:00 pm. Centro Cultural is also committed to providing financial assistance for those whose DACA status needs to be renewed before October 5th of this year. There will also be a DACA vigil at Pacific University on October 12th from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at Marsh West Lawn.
Narce Rodriguez, the director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion here at Pacific wants students to know that the multicultural center is committed to providing support for students affected. Students are also welcome to talk to Michelle Larkins of the Center for Sustainability, Katelyn Eisenhooth of the International Programs Office, and Bevin McCarthy of the Center for Civic Engagement. Students can find each office within Scott Hall. As of now, the Center for Sustainability and the International Programs Office are working on compiling information for DACA.
Narce Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org; Scott Hall 107
Michelle Larkins: email@example.com; Scott Hall 201
Katelyn Eisenhooth: firstname.lastname@example.org; Scott Hall 117
Bevin McCarthy: email@example.com; Scott Hall 110