It’s time for Congress to protect Dreamers and prepare the American workforce

This article was written by Lane A. Glenn, President of Northern Essex Community College. Northern Essex Community College is a proud founding member of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. 


This legal uncertainty and tenuous future of DACA is devastating for the hundreds of thousands of young people across the country, and thousands right here in Massachusetts, who have relied on DACA to build lives for themselves.

It is also devastating for the American workforce, already reeling from an unprecedented labor shortage, and it is most emphatically not what most Americans want.

When you set aside the polarization and exaggerated rhetoric from extremists on both ends of the political spectrum, Americans have been remarkably consistent over time in their opinions about some key immigration principles.

Read the full article from Community College Daily here.