A Message from President Evans Regarding Supreme Court DACA Decision

June 18, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is one for which many throughout the country and in our own community have been waiting and praying. In upholding the DACA program, it allows Dreamers continued protection from deportation and the chance to pursue an education or career.

To the Dreamers in our student community, we stand with you and celebrate today’s decision. We are so glad to be able to continue supporting you in your academic journeys and we will continue to help you make your dreams of a college education a reality. We are blessed to serve your great potential to make positive change in the world.

To DACA recipients among our faculty and staff, you are valuable members of our UIW family and have contributed to our institution in countless ways. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue working together for the benefit of all of our students and to prepare them to be concerned and enlightened citizens in the global community.

Today’s decision aligns with our commitment as a Catholic institution to promote the dignity of every person and our Mission to welcome into our community persons of diverse backgrounds as we pursue the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization and the common good. I pray we take today’s progress as a sign of hope for a positive, permanent solution.

Praised be the Incarnate Word!

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Evans, PhD

President