Dear UNT Dallas Community:

As president of one of the most diverse university communities in this country, I am deeply concerned by current and potential changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At UNT Dallas we have many students that could be impacted by legislative changes to DACA and I am writing to share our university’s unequivocal support of those students.  

The UNT Dallas student affairs team is on-call and working directly with any students that may need our support – students are always our primary concern at UNTD. In addition, our administrative leadership team is working with the UNT System’s Office of Government Relations to better understand any immediate effects of President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA.

Here’s what we know so far:

The President has rescinded DACA, but has suspended any effect for six months in order to give Congress time to develop an appropriate legislative solution. During this six-month period, there will be no DACA-based deportations during this six-month period. It is anticipated that federal financial aid will not be impacted for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

We are committed to working closely with the entire UNT Dallas community to ensure we are meeting your needs – especially those that arise from potential changes to DACA. Each individual on our campus deserves the ability to flourish and I am committed to ensuring the collective well-being of all members of this community so that the University of North Texas at Dallas remains a place of safety, possibility, and opportunity.

 We will keep you updated in coming weeks.

 Thank you,

Bob Mong
University of North Texas at Dallas