Press Release DACA

CSU Statement on Department of Homeland Security DACA Regulations, August 2022




The following statement can be attributed to CSU Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester:

“The recent action to preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy comes as welcome news and a relief for many of the best, brightest and most dedicated students and employees of the California State University.

We commend the Biden-Harris Administration for their leadership on this critically important issue, and for their support of the thousands of Dreamers learning and working across the CSU, striving for a better life.

While this is a positive step, important work remains to be done. We are in agreement with the Administration that a swift legislative solution—one that is bipartisan and, most importantly, permanent—is still necessary to protect these current and future students and employees who make so many positive contributions to our institutions and communities."​

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