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COE Stands with Dreamers

Recently, the federal government made a decision that impacts DACA students and their families.  President Schill sent a very strong, clear message of commitment to these students and the College of Education wants to continue its support as well.

Many of you are asking, “What can I do to help?”  There are a number of resources available.

First, please stay informed and clear about the issues. An important resource is the UO DACA and Undocumented Students website https://blogs.uoregon.edu/dreamers/  Educational and legal support information is provided as well as legislative updates. 

Second, the UO DREAMers workgroup is looking for a few good volunteers. Please consider emailing uodreamers@uoregon.edu to request that your name be added to their listserv. A small group of committed staff, faculty and community members have been meeting for years to support DACA students and their families, and the workload is heavy. They need your time.
Third, if you work for the University of Oregon, please consider registering for the DREAMer Ally Training for faculty and staff (Registration required at https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6xNfho3RP3KARcV) - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9 am – 1 pm; coffee and lunch served.  At this training, faculty and staff will explore the unique challenges facing students at the University of Oregon whose immigrant legal status is precarious or unresolved; review the basic laws and policies affecting these students; learn about appropriate referral resources; learn what you should do if immigration come to campus; and receive guidance on how to effectively support DREAMers and identify one or more positive changes that you and your unit can make. After completing the entire four-hour training, participants will have the opportunity to sign a pledge of confidentiality and support, and receive a decal and pin designating them official “DREAMer Allies.”  The training will be offered twice more during 2017-18.  Partial attendance at the training cannot be accommodated; all four hours are required of all participants.  For more information, contact Justine Carpenter (justcarp@uoregon.edu). 
UO Ducks stand with the Dreamers.
Read President Schill’s Letter here
https://around.uoregon.edu/content/president-schill-calls-keeping-daca-i...

Read Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Pres Release
http://mailchi.mp/state/press-release-joint-statement-from-oregon-higher...

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