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Letter to the Department of Homeland Security on Processing DACA Renewals

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Letter to the Department of Homeland Security on Processing DACA Renewals

April 13, 2018

ACE and 36 other higher education associations sent this letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) April 13 advocating for timely processing of all Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) renewal applications. The letter commends DHS's decision to initiate the renewal process as a result of the Jan. 8 preliminary injunction issued in Regents of the University of California v. Department of Homeland Security​ but expresses concern regarding delays in the process. 

The letter urges DHS and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to expedite the review and processing of all renewal applications and to give prompt attention to submissions that have recently expired or will expire in the coming days and weeks. 

Along with ACE, associations signing the letter include:

  • ​ACPA-College Student Educators International 
  • ACT 
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges 
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • ​American Association of University Professors American College Health Association
  • American Dental Education Association 
  • APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities 
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of American Medical Colleges 
  • Association of American Universities  
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Community College Trustees 
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges 
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Public and Land Grant Universities 
  • Association of Research Libraries 
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities  
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources 
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area 
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education 
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities 
  • Council of Graduate Schools 
  • Council of Independent Colleges 
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators  
  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling 
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education 
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers 
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers 
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators 
  • UPCEA  ​​​

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