Notre Dame professors are joining Father John Jenkins in condemning the repeal of DACA.
Last week, it was announced that the executive order signed by President Barack Obama would be rescinded, ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in the U.S.
The Notre Dame Observer quotes American Studies professor Jason Ruiz, who points out that DACA delayed the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, allowing them to work or pursue a better education.
DACA recipients may lose protection as early as next March, which has created an anxiety among students that the faculty feels is counterproductive to their education.
Ruiz also believes a DACA repeal could be used by President Donald Trump to push for a border wall.