Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Statement

September 14, 2017

To the MCC Community,

Along with so many others, I was disappointed to hear the news that President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Protecting DACA and the beneficiaries of the DACA program, known as "dreamers", remain a top priority for the American Association of Community Colleges, and for Middlesex Community College. Our college educates a diverse student population, including many individuals impacted by this policy. DACA students work hard at MCC to build a better life not just for themselves, but also in many cases for their families. Doing what we can to support DACA students only serves to strengthen our country as a whole. A well-educated community with opportunities for social and economic mobility is our best bet for a bright future.

As president of Middlesex Community College, I stand committed to serve the needs of our college population. As such, I, along with the other 14 Massachusetts community college presidents, have signed a joint letter pledging the support of our institutions to every student who walks through our doors looking to learn and achieve.

MCC's International and Multicultural Affairs Office is working with our students on this important issue and a webpage of resources has been created. 

Meanwhile, as we consider the implications of this announcement, please join me in expressing and upholding the college's core commitments of diversity and inclusion. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you need any further dialogue about this critical matter.


Dr. James C. Mabry
President, Middlesex Community College

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