Statement from UH System Chancellor Renu Khator on DACA

Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System, released the following statement on Tuesday’s announcement regarding the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals Program:

Today’s announcement by the Trump administration regarding the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program is of great concern to the University of Houston System. We are sensitive to the disruption that DACA termination would have on our students who are covered by this law, the work they are doing to further their academic pursuits and dreams and their crucial role in our institution's culture and diversity. 

As a diverse and inclusive community that believes in the power of education, the University of Houston System will continue to support all of its students, including those covered under DACA, through any means afforded under law. The University of Houston System will continue to work with national higher education organizations and our Congressional representatives to find a pathway that allows DACA students to complete their educational goals.