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TWU chancellor releases statement on DACA

Carine Feyten, president and chancellor of Texas Woman's University, publicly released a statement Thursday morning offering support and resources for students who attend TWU through the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program.

The federal program allows people who were brought into the country illegally as children to attend college and work for two-year periods. Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's plans to discontinue the program. 

In Feyten's statement, she explains she was in Houston Tuesday welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus after Hurricane Harvey. Her note was sent to the campus community Tuesday night and posted online Thursday.

"First and foremost, I want our students and the entire university community to know that Texas Woman's University remains committed to serve its students, regardless of national origin," her statement said. "While it is our responsibility to follow the law, we are working with national higher education organizations and our congressional representatives to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to complete their education."

She also said the university was working to bring immigration educational experts and immigration service organizations to campus for information with students who are impacted by the program change.