Princeton president joins academia and industry in call for immediate Congressional action on behalf of "Dreamers"

Monday, Jul 19, 2021
by CEFR Staff

Last week, a federal district court judge ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful and ordered the government to stop approving new applications. Now, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber has joined with leaders from colleges, universities, and the business sector to call for immediate action to “pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2021, and end this constant rollercoaster of lawsuits and uncertainty."

In a July 19 letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the group urged, "If Congress cannot move forward swiftly in a bipartisan manner, then we call on the Senate and Congress to pursue a roadmap to citizenship through all available mechanisms — including budget reconciliation. Inaction is unacceptable in 2021.”

In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled favorably in a DACA case brought jointly by a Princeton alumna, Microsoft and the University. 

Read President Eisgruber's blog post on why he joined in the call for congressional action now on behalf of Dreamers.