Resolution For DACA Passed

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SGA voted in favor of a DACA resolution and discussed the association’s accomplishments so far.

The Outreach Committee presented its refined DACA resolution after the previous resolution was resented over a
lack of citations.

“We tried to give you all more citation and more background and less things where you might want to question where we got our information,” Senior Class President Ashlin Stock said.

Stock said the citations for the resolution came from the press release that UCA President Houston Davis sent
via email.

She also said the resolution was co-sponsored by the Office of Community and Diversity.

After the resolution was read, Freshman Class Representative Cristian Mendez said, though he supported the resolution, he had some reservations about the wording that referred to President Donald Trump’s treatment of DACA legislation.

“It’s making president Trump sound as if he’s backing with DACA support,” Mendez said. “[The wording]
gives him a stance that he’s for DACA recipients staying in the country, which isn’t a fair suggestion, and I don’t think, as SGA, we should input that political agenda.”

After SGA voted on changing the wording of the resolution, SGA voted in favor of the resolution itself, which
passed with 34 yeas, zero nos and one abstention.

The resolution essentially states that UCA SGA will support DACA students to the best of its ability no matter the
outcome of the congressional decision in 2018.

Aside from the nearly one-hour debate over the DACA resolution, SGA discussed strides it has taken throughout the course of the semester and how representatives plan to continue changing campus.

SGA President Hershila Lallu listed the changes SGA had made to campus and campus policy so far.

Lallu said SGA has funded one of the Bear Boots on the Ground buses, offered an online livestream of Monday SGA meetings, had no SAFA appeals, changed the HPER swimsuit policy and approved to allocate money to bring Jeff Buckholtz to campus in the spring.

In his budget report, Vice President of Finance Ryan Pfaff said he has been in contact with Jeff Buckholtz
and that a time and venue have been set for his arrival to campus.

Pfaff said he is also working on travel and meals for Buckholtz’s arrival.

In addition, the Campus Interaction committee plans to bring therapy dogs to campus around finals to
destress students.

The Safety committee said it plans to offer 24 hour shuttles during finals, or at least extending shuttle hours
during finals since students tend to spend more time in the library during that week.

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  1. DACA is just like the TPS program, the goal for Democrats is permanent placement in the US. “Delayed” or “Temporary” are just BS terms. These are programs used by Democrats to import as many refugees from the third world then fight to keep them. One day politicians may learn….may. If you offer incentives, benefits people will come by the millions. So there answer is pass a “Dream act” legalize millions of illegal aliens (DACA.) But they don’t want to separate families….. so add another 1-2 million. Same with the TPS program. For Democrats its just another program to import millions of third world refugees. Democrats, MSM, every faculty member at any university in the country fighting to the death for illegal aliens? they put a warm and fuzzy name on it “Dreamers.”Democrats have actually changed the language. It’s not illegal alien anymore its “Immigrant.” They’re not adults, they are “Kids” or “children.” and no one seem to wonder why this obsession? future voters? can you imagine the Democrats ever being this interested or motivated in issues involving citizens! There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American Citizens don’t have or will be in competition for.

    The MSM and Democrats would have us believe that all 800 thousand DACA and TPS are not taking jobs Americans want (we’ve heard that lie for many years now.) This is another falsehood told to the American people. there not all picking strawberries they take great Jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes put their kids through college.Why must the citizens of our country have competition for jobs, education in their own country from foreign nationals? Now Democrats and illegal alien activists admit DACA recipients have great jobs,are buying homes, paying taxes. (cont)

  2. ts NOT just 800 THOUSAND. DACA wants their families also so add an additional 1-2 million. So we again reward sending the same message that got us 800,000 DACA illegals in the first place.

    Some” of the costs associated with illegal immigration……Dollars and Blood.

    *The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. We’ve been paying this for decades
    *Now city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported.
    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.
    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—U do the math.
    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.
    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches.

    There is also an incredible public safety issues.
    Shattered American Dreams.
    http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp
    http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/

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