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University launches Emory Vantage to inform community on key issues
Emory Report | Nov. 12, 2019
Emory Vantage is a new microsite providing the Emory community with a single source of accurate and meaningful conversation regarding the university’s positions on key issues such as DACA, which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments regarding the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the university has created a new site that affirms and outlines Emory’s support for the program and undocumented students, and shares past statements and actions related to this issue.
Emory Vantage is a new microsite that will provide the Emory community with a single source of accurate, relevant and meaningful conversation regarding the university’s position on key issues, such as DACA. The site will be updated with information and topics that directly impact the university and will be shared through Emory Report and Dooley Report bulletins.
The Emory Vantage page for DACA provides background on the issue, links to legal briefs Emory has filed with other universities in support of the program, and includes past statements leadership has issued concerning this topic.
DACA started in 2012 and allows individuals who entered the United States as undocumented immigrants before the age of 16 to apply for protection from deportation. The Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum in September 2017 rescinding the program. Several courts have blocked the federal government from ending DACA and the matter is now before the Supreme Court.