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Letter to the Department of Homeland Security on DACA Processing

April 13, 2018

UPCEA, along with ACE and 35 other organizations signed onto a letter to Secretary Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security regarding the renewal process for current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) registrants. We urged the Department to process all renewal applications in a timely and prompt matter. We strongly encouraged DHS and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to expedite the review and processing of all renewal applications and give prompt attention to submissions that have recently expired or will expire in the coming days and weeks. UPCEA is concerned about how these renewals will impact students who are DACA recipients at universities and institutions nationwide.

Click here to read the full letter.

UPCEA is a proud founding member of advocacy groups such as the Today's Students Coalition as well as the National Adult Learner Coalition.

UPCEA Policy Committee

Mary Niemec, University of Nebraska, Co-Chair
Dick Senese, Capella University, Co-Chair

Kristen Brown, University of Louisville
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Ricky LaFosse, University of Michigan
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming


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Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.