Arlington, VA (July 30, 2020) – The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today expressed its disappointment that the Trump Administration is again trying to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program, designed to provide stability for thousands of undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children, allows them to defer deportation and pursue their education and work legally.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that the administration unfairly sought to end the DACA program and that the US must return to implementing the program as it was intended. However, the administration announced this week that they would reject all new applications and only renew previously approved applications for one year, rather than the two-year renewal permitted. This clearly contradicts the Court’s ruling.
NACAC urges Congress to pass The Dream and Promise Act, or similar legislation, that would allow qualified individuals to live in the US without the threat of deportation and pursue their academic dreams.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 14,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.
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