Students

DACA statement from Brandman University Chancellor Gary Brahm

September 06, 2017 by Victoria Lim

In light of the news that President Trump has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), we want to assure you that Brandman University stands behind each of its students and employees whose families face challenges due to identity or immigration status.  As a Hispanic Serving Institution, we know this topic is important to our community.

While we have not yet analyzed the impact of his decision, we want our students to know that if you are directly affected by the end of the DACA program, we will do everything possible to support you and to help you to complete your degree program at Brandman.

If you are a DACA recipient, we advise you not to leave the United States at this time. If you are currently outside of the country, we advise you to return to the U.S. as soon as possible.

I have asked Parrish Nicholls, our Director of Title IX, Ombudsman and Student Conduct Services to serve as the point of contact for any student in need of assistance. If you need help of any kind, please contact Parrish at pnicholl@brandman.edu.

Staff or faculty members needing assistance should contact Roberta Dellhime, Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Learning & Development at rdellhim@brandman.edu.

For additional information, you may also want to refer to the Department of Homeland Security, which issued guidance on its website. In the meantime, we are working with the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities in their efforts to represent the broader student community.

Please know, consistent with federal student privacy laws, we will not provide student records of any kind to anyone without student consent or a lawfully issued judicial order.  Any outside law enforcement agency that wishes to contact any member of our campus community in regard to immigration status will first be required to produce the appropriate judicial warrants.

Uncertainty is always hard to deal with. Please know that Brandman supports you and we will provide additional information about resources as it becomes available.

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