St. Olaf College is home to a number of Dreamers whose presence and contributions to our community we welcome. We are deeply concerned about the impact the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months will have on them, their peace of mind, and their well-being. All of the resources of the college are available to support these students at this difficult time. We will protect our students to the extent we are able under the law.
The solution here is for Congress to pass a law securing the future of Dreamers. We will be encouraging members of our congressional delegation to work toward that end, and we encourage you to do the same.
St. Olaf President David R. Anderson ’74 spoke about the college’s values on immigration and international travel earlier this year in response to the Trump administration’s proposed travel ban, and it’s a helpful reminder for this moment in time as well. Watch below.