Resolution to Support UW-Madison DACA Employees

As approved by the Faculty Senate May 4, 2020 (Fac doc 2894)

WHEREAS employees at UW-Madison who are qualified for employment under Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status are under extreme stress;

WHEREAS a pending decision by the United States Supreme Court may overturn DACA;

WHEREAS a decision to overturn DACA could expose these employees to deportation;

WHEREAS deportation would prevent them from continuing their careers and contributing to the UW-Madison community;

WHEREAS in 2016 the UW-Madison Chancellor has publicly signed with more than 250 other University Presidents the Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students (https://www.pomona.edu/support-daca), calling for the continuation and expansion of the DACA program;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that UW-Madison faculty wish to publicly state that UW-Madison faculty intend to stand by UW-Madison staff employed under DACA, as our traditions of inclusiveness and public service require;

FURTHER be it resolved that UW-Madison faculty reiterate our continued and strong support of students at UW-Madison enrolled under DACA as expressed in Faculty document 2660 passed by the Faculty Senate on December 5, 2016;

FURTHER be it resolved that the UW-Madison faculty call for the continuation of DACA until Congress acts to permit a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients