President Tim Sands issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
June 18, 2020
To the Virginia Tech community,
We are pleased that today’s United States Supreme Court ruling maintains the current status of participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We agree with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ position that Congress should now codify protections for Dreamers, including work authorization and a path to citizenship.
Virginia Tech is a dynamic and inclusive community that is enriched by a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Embracing the complexities of a multicultural, global society is an essential part of preparing students for the future, developing talent to support Virginia’s economy, and serving the commonwealth and the nation in the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) and our Principles of Community.