As a Catholic, Salesian institution, DeSales University affirms the dignity of all people, regardless of their national origin or current citizenship. For this reason, the University rejects this Administration’s decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA). Through no fault of their own, these young immigrants were brought to this country by their parents who sought to build a better life for them in America. DACA has allowed these young immigrants to reap the benefits of an education that they may otherwise never have experienced and in turn has allowed them to step outside of the cycle of poverty and become working and contributing members of American society.
Adhering to our Catholic, Salesian mission, DeSales University is committed to protecting the dignity of every human being and recognizing his or her unique value and potential. As a religious institution, it is our moral obligation to enrich the lives of every student who seeks growth through education. In doing so, we educate for the progress of humanity and the advancement of the Kingdom of God, as Jesus exhorts all. St. Francis de Sales, for whom our school is named, reminds us that “God is present everywhere and every person is his work.” We at DeSales University will continue to support every person affected by the decision to end the DACA program and pledge our continued support and prayers.
Artwork created by Brother Michael McGrath, OSFS. Used with permission.
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