Actions We’re Taking in Response to Emerging Issues

Adelphi is actively responding to emerging issues related to DACA and immigration.

The University has reached out and given support to those students who may be adversely affected by a possible future change in DACA. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and provide support, to the extent possible, to our students.
President Riordan has joined university presidents across the country in signing letters in support of maintaining DACA and in response to the immigration ban.
On Monday, December 5, 2016, a small group of faculty members met with Dr. Riordan and members of Adelphi leadership to discuss ongoing support for our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. Read about the meeting and resulting action steps in this open letter to the campus community.
At the request of Governor Andrew Cuomo, like so many other institutions of higher learning in New York State, Dr. Riordan distributed to our community the governor’s letter in which he reminds us that it is an American value to serve as a source of hope for those in need.
We will continue to stay actively engaged with our national associations, such as the American Council on Education, and our state associations, such as the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, as any policy reform may develop, to ensure that the rights of our students and our University are protected in any proposed changes.

The concept of “Sanctuary Campus” has been a topic of discussion at campuses across the country and at Adelphi University. Adelphi’s response can be viewed below:

Sanctuary Campus in Concept: Adelphi Response and Resources

Please note: Adelphi will not voluntarily participate in immigration enforcement activities, but legally cannot block law enforcement agencies which do so.
 
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