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    President Matos and QC student speak out about DACA decision

    President Felix Matos has never wavered in his support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the federal program usually referred to as DACA.  In 2016 he signed a statement sponsored by Pomona College in California, along with more than 700 other college and university presidents, supporting the program. He also offered to meet with national leaders to discuss the fate of the program. Initiated under former President Barack Obama,  DACA provides temporary relief for many undocumented immigrants who are under the age of 31 and were brought to this country illegally when they were minors. Instead of working off the books and being at the mercy of bosses who may…

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    Students of the QC Dream Team reflect on DACA’s impact

    The Trump Administration announced its plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) on September 5, a decision affecting almost 800,000 immigrants including students of the Queens College community, some of whom are members of the Queens College Dream Team. QC Dream Team was founded in 2012, as a result of the New York State Dream Act’s failure, a decision affecting both documented and undocumented students. The club aims to provide a safe space for undocumented students and allies, hosting meetings and events, such as Undocu-Mic and Conversations in the Dark, where undocumented students can express their feelings or doubts in a safe environment. The team has…