President Eisgruber ’83 joined more than 100 college and university presidents in a Nov. 21 statement calling for the continuation and expansion of a program that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children. Addressing the statement “to our country’s leaders,” the group said that students approved under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy “represent what is best about America, and as scholars and leaders they are essential to the future.”
The statement and list of signatories are available on the Pomona College website.
Students have voiced concern at Princeton and on campuses across the country about statements by President-elect Donald Trump about a crackdown on illegal immigrants, and called for steps to support undocumented students.
On Nov. 17, in advance of a student rally at Nassau Hall, Princeton released a statement signed by five administrators saying that the University is “carefully reviewing all applicable laws and policies” and “will do everything possible to protect students’ legal rights and to ensure their ability to flourish at Princeton.”