Posted October 4, 2017 – UH College of Education Dean Robert McPherson understands that students and employees may have concerns about the pending termination of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program.
The College of Education plans to hold training for faculty and staff regarding DACA in October and has listed resources here to help students.
University of Houston System Chancellor Renu Khator released the following statement on DACA on September 5:
“Today’s announcement by the Trump administration regarding the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program is of great concern to the University of Houston System. We are sensitive to the disruption that DACA termination would have on our students who are covered by this law, the work they are doing to further their academic pursuits and dreams and their crucial role in our institution's culture and diversity.
“As a diverse and inclusive community that believes in the power of education, the University of Houston System will continue to support all of its students, including those covered under DACA, through any means afforded under law. The University of Houston System will continue to work with national higher education organizations and our Congressional representatives to find a pathway that allows DACA students to complete their educational goals.”
College of Education students seeking support may reach out to:
Associate Dean Jon Schwartz
- UH’s DACA webpage, which includes information about deadlines and renewals and a list of resources
- FAQs about DACA (from UH)
- The Urban Experience Program provides support to UH’s diverse student population, including services for DACA and undocumented students.
- Youth Empowerment Alliance, a student group at UH, serves as a voice for immigrant and undocumented students.
- The UH Law Center’s Immigration Clinic provides a free intake consultation for students. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (713) 743-2094 (specify that you are a student seeking an intake consultation).
- The Houston nonprofit BakerRipley is providing free legal representation through Oct. 2, 2017 for DACA
The UH College of Education faculty approved a Diversity and Inclusion statement in spring 2017.