Where do local colleges stand on the DACA decision?

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are around 800,000 people enrolled in DACA and the majority are students.

As the future of DACA is uncertain for the next six months, colleges must prepare for congress’ decision.

Officials at Laredo Community college say they are aware of the situation and they are hoping for the best for DACA recipients.

LCC officials say about 125 of its students are undocumented. The students attend through a Texas law that permits undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition. Of those 125 only ten percent are known to be DACA recipients.

LCC says they have seen some affects from the attention DACA has recently received.

In a statement TAMIU says it will follow all federal and state laws.
The university adds it does not track information regarding the immigration status of our students, we cannot say how many might be affected by changes to the program.

LCC and TAMIU both say they will prove a welcoming learning environment no matter what the circumstances.

As of now, the only college taking action against DACA has been the University of California which has ten campuses throughout the state.

The campus filed a lawsuit last week against the Justice Department’s decision to end DACA.