CSG Approves Resolution in Support of DACA Students

Joe Shea, Communications Director

ANN ARBOR- On Tuesday, Central Student Government passed a resolution in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, students protected by DACA, and undocumented students. The resolution was co-authored by CSG President David Schafer, Vice President Micah Griggs, and Chief of Staff Noah Betman.

The resolution notes a 2015 survey of DACA students in school, where 92% of students reported that DACA allowed them to “pursue educational opportunities [they] previously could not” have pursued.

Started in 2012, DACA has allowed over 700,000 individuals brought to the United States before their 16th birthday to remain in the US via deferring deportation or issuing a work permit. In November, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel joined other leaders in higher education by signing on to a statement in support of DACA and undocumented students. The statement now has over 510 signatures.

“We proudly stand with undocumented and DACAmented students,” said CSG President David Schafer. “We hope the words in this resolution will spur action on campus that will demonstrate to these students how valuable they are to our shared U-M community.”