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Medical School 'Dreamers' Face Uncertainty With Trump
December 08, 2016
Jirayut "New" Latthivongskorn is the first undocumented student in the medical school at UCSF. Latthivongskorn was born in Bangkok and lived there for nine years before coming to the United States with his family to escape poverty and find a better life.

UC President Janet Napolitano: The Truth About Young Immigrants and DACA
November 30, 2016
Today, there are nearly three-quarters of a million Dreamers who no longer have to constantly fear an encounter with an immigration enforcement agent. Instead, they can live, study and work freely. Many are now studying at the system I lead, the University of California.

As secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, I changed enforcement policies to focus on immigrants who posed a national security or public safety threat, such as gang members and violent felons, and not on veterans, nursing mothers and those with longstanding ties to their communities...
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November 29, 2016
Leaders of California’s three systems of public higher education sent a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday urging him to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation.

The California entreaty comes after more than 300 college presidents signed an open letter to the country’s leaders pushing for DACA to be continued...
University of California System-Wide Faculty Statement of Support for UC Dream Scholars
November 23, 2016
We recently have witnessed an increase in acts of hate and intimidation on college campuses and elsewhere, especially against members of immigrant communities. As UC faculty, we feel compelled to reaffirm our deep and abiding commitment to the education of all our students—to every member of our diverse academic community here at the University—and we are in solidarity against any hostile acts and policies that might undermine that commitment.

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