Iowa ACAC Mission

To ensure students equitable treatment by, and access to, the widest array of postsecondary educational options, the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling seeks to foster positive and productive relationships among individuals, institutions, and other organizations involved in the transition process.

Greetings! 

October 16-20 has been designated as “Protect Dreamers Week” by the American Council on Education (ACE).   I strongly encourage you to use your voice to protect these most vulnerable students by contacting your representative at one of the links below.

Dreamers are young people brought to the United States as children and raised as Americans but living under threat of deportation. In June 2012, President Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) policy by executive action. DACA allowed undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States at a young age to become eligible for a work permit, a Social Security card, a driver’s license, and deferred deportation. The Trump administration rescinded the policy Sept. 5, 2017, but delayed ending it until March 5, 2018. In granting a six-month delay, President Trump asked Congress to pass legislation to provide a permanent solution for those currently protected under DACA.  An estimated 790,000 current DACA permits will begin to expire on a rolling basis after March 5, 2018, with approximately 33,000 individuals losing protection, on average, each month. (www.acenet.edu/Pages/Protect-Dreamers-Higher-Education-Coalition.aspx)

You can learn more and contact your representative via ACE’s website : www.acenet.edu/Pages/Protect-Dreamers-Higher-Education-Coalition.aspx#tabContent-1

The National Association of College Admission Counseling also encourages your support for Dreamers.  Learn more and engage at  http://cqrcengage.com/nacac/app/write-a-letter?6&engagementId=379893

Thank you for your support!

Terri Snyders Crumley, D.M.A.
Iowa ACAC President
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions
Mount Mercy University

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