Maryland Universities Vow to Defend ‘Dreamers’ on Campus

Since President Donald Trump announced an end to protections for immigrants brought to the United States as children on Tuesday, several Maryland universities have begun pushing back and pledging to explore ways to protect “dreamers” on their campuses.

That includes not only advocacy for a legal fix in Washington, but also legal, financial and mental health resources for students so they may continue their educations.

“We stand firm in our support for undocumented students’ access to public education, particularly our own ‘dreamers,’ students of diverse backgrounds earning degrees at UMBC through provisions of the Maryland Dream Act,” wrote Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and other school officials in a letter to students and faculty.