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CSWE Signs Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of DACA


CSWE signed an amicus brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court in support of protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The brief details how DACA has removed barriers to higher education for immigrants and children of immigrants (i.e. Dreamers) and allowed these individuals to receive the benefits of higher education.

CSWE recognizes the importance and necessity of diverse student bodies and a culture of inclusiveness in social work education. Diversity is essential in order to create a social work workforce that will be prepared to serve the needs of our diverse population. DACA has enabled universities to maintain a stronger, more diverse student body and facilitate learning opportunities between Dreamers and other students. A rescission of DACA would diminish this culture of inclusiveness, recreate barriers to successful educational outcomes for Dreamers, and therefore be detrimental to social work education and higher education. Read the full amicus brief here.    

CSWE is a member of the Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition. Learn more about those efforts here.