Regis president: We stand with our DACA students

September 04, 2017

In anticipation of President Trump’s announcement to end DACA, as reported by several news outlets, Regis University President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., issued this statement today.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that the President likely will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As a Jesuit, Catholic community that believes in the dignity of all people, no matter where they are born, our values lead us to stand in solidarity with the immigrant community. Regis University will openly and vigilantly stand with our students in the face of any executive order that serves to endanger their safety. We respectfully will work to ensure the safety of all DACA students at Regis and throughout our community during these uncertain times. We will stand firm with our commitment not to work with immigration officials to enforce immigration laws, without a written order from a court of law. We will provide local and accessible resources to those in our community needing counsel and legal advice (immigration resources here). We will not stop in our vigilance to promote humane, comprehensive, national immigration reform. As God does not abandon his people, neither will we abandon them. God's people are our people. We stand with DACA students and the entire immigrant community.”