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June 4, 2018

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

HACU meets with “Act on the Dream” Coalition

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) convened an “Act on the Dream” Coalition meeting on June 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C., to provide an update on the status of DACA and the DREAM Act.

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and staff members of the Association presented an Act on the DREAM Summit Report and Summary that was developed after the Coalition met in May 2017. Among the outcomes of that meeting was the development of a national online resource center to better serve DACA/DREAMers and their families.  

HACU staff provided information about resources for DREAMers and institutions now available at The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the work that the organizations are actively involved in support of DREAMers. 

More than 35 national higher education organizations and immigration stakeholders are part of the Coalition. Among the areas of discussions for the Coalition has been discussing strategies to support passage of the BRIDGE Act and the DREAM Act, and to share resources to support DACA students, DREAMers, their families, and institutions of higher education. 

The following organizations are among the members of the Coalition: 

AASA, The School Superintendents Association
American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers
American Association of State Colleges & Universities
American Council on Education
American Dental Education Association 
American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO)
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American School Counselor Association 
ASPIRA Association. Inc.
Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities
Association of Community College Trustees
Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities
Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities
California State University System
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Center for Law and Social Policy 
Council for Opportunity in Education
Council of Christian Colleges & Universities
Council of Graduate Schools
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
NAFSA: Association of International Administrators in Higher Education
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
National Association of College and University Attorneys
National Council for Community & Education Partnerships
UnidosUS (formerly NCLR)
National Education Association
National Immigration Law Center
United We Dream
University of California System
Voto Latino

5/3/2017 - HACU Act on the DREAM Summit held in Washington, D.C.