ACCU stands with the Catholic Church in supporting comprehensive immigration reform. As its focus, ACCU works to build collaborative networks across Catholic higher education to work toward immigration reform and best support immigrant students at Catholic colleges and universities.
In January 2017, ACCU expressed its strong opposition to the Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump concerning U.S. immigration policy. We stand in solidarity with other Catholic and higher education organizations that recognize the moral obligation of our country to assist migrants, particularly those who are fleeing any kind of persecution.
In November 2016, ACCU released a statement signed by more than 120 presidents of institutions of Catholic higher education, in support of students who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.