Goshen College signs statement in support of undocumented immigrants

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Over 300 college presidents have signed a statement in support of a federal initiative that would allow some undocumented immigrants a way to stay in the country.

You can add Goshen College President James Brenneman to that list, according to the Elkhart Truth.

“This is both a moral imperative and a national necessity,” the statement reads. “America needs talent – and these students, who have been raised and educated in the United States, are already part of our national community. They represent what is best about America, and as scholars and leaders they are essential to the future.”

The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative was introduced by President Barack Obama. The bill would allow students brought to America illegally as children by their parents a way to get permission to work and remain in the U.S.

Immigrant advocates worry that President-elect Donald Trump could repeal DACA.

University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins has also signed the statement, along with Indiana University President Michael McRobbie.

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JOHN December 1, 2016 at 12:16 pm


John Schrock December 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

The rule of law matters GC! I don’t know what you hope to accomplish with this “statement” but I can tell you it has assured i will no longer donate funds to my Alma Mater.

Kate December 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm

No longer will I suppoet this college. And you are a religious institution!? Hypocrites. There are too many Legal kids who cannot get higher education opportunities and here is another college givimg it away over legal citizens of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
No wonder people think Christians are hypocrits!

Phil December 2, 2016 at 11:25 am

Isn’t this the same college that won’t play the national athem at events?


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