Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins on DACA: ‘Pray that our leaders will end the cruel uncertainty’

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., offered the following on Thursday’s (Feb. 15) failure by the U.S. Senate to pass immigration legislation:

I am deeply disappointed that the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan immigration bill that would have, at long last, protected Dreamers. These young women and men have done nothing wrong and have known life only in the United States. The Dreamers who are enrolled at Notre Dame are also poised to make lasting contributions to the United States. 

“We pray that our leaders will end the cruel uncertainty for these talented and dedicated young people who have so much to offer our nation.

“Regardless, Notre Dame will continue to support them financially, maintain their enrollment, provide expert legal assistance should that become necessary and do everything it can to support them.”

Originally published by Notre Dame News at on February 15, 2018.