Now Available: DACA Resource Guide
A new research guide serves as a portal to information for Rutgers students impacted by the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was announced by Attorney General Sessions in September.
The guide features DACA-related materials organized into several categories, including links to statements by both Rutgers leadership and New Jersey lawmakers, information about on-campus resources and events, FAQs, relevant news articles, and more. It was authored by Bart Everts, reference and instruction librarian for the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University–Camden.
“I decided to create this guide to serve as a place to collect all the resources offered to students at Rutgers,” said Everts. “I see it as a dynamic, evolving resource and hope that those affected by the DACA repeal—as well as the faculty and administrators working with them—will find it a useful place to locate resources and reliable information on this topic.”
In a joint statement with Rutgers’ chancellors issued in response to the rescission, Rutgers president Robert Barchi said, “Ending [DACA] would be wrong, unwise, and inconsistent with American values,” adding that “Rutgers will continue to employ admissions policies that do not consider immigration status, and will continue to protect the privacy of all our students.”