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Appalled By Inaction, AAU President Urges Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Following is a statement by Association of American Universities President Mary Sue Coleman on the Senate’s failure to pass a permanent legislative solution for DACA registrants.

Today, our lawmakers failed the American people, including the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people, who are American in every way except birth. This inaction is appalling and it endangers our nation.

AAU stands with the vast majority of Americans, who overwhelmingly support a permanent legal solution for DACA registrants, and implores Congress to act. Doing anything less is a disservice to the people of our great nation.

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities comprises 62 distinguished institutions that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery.

Our universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic research, are improving human life and wellbeing through research, and are educating tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.

AAU members collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education; and strengthen the contributions of research universities to society.