Arizona State University President Michael Crow issued a strongly worded statement Wednesday afternoon to students, faculty and staff emphasizing the university’s “unchanged” commitment to undocumented students.
“It is based on the core principle set forth in ASU’s charter that we are ‘measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed,’ ” Crow wrote.
“This commitment, particularly as it applies to immigrants, honors the vision of Arizona’s founders,” he wrote. “It is an obligation that ASU takes seriously. And, particularly when it comes to immigrants, it is one that I take personally.”
Crow has previously lobbied extensively for passage of the DREAM Act,
Since Trump’s election, Sisa said DACA students “feel like we’re almost in a limbo, like we did when we were truly undocumented … It’s like prepare for the worst but hope for the best.”
Crow’s statement of support comes as a welcome surprise, if only symbolic, and is a “great first step,” she said.
“The only thing we can do is continue on. We’ve been through it before,” she said. “We’ve been through Prop. 300, SB 1070; if anything I think Arizona is probably the most prepared state because we’ve been through these kinds of attacks before.