The CUNY Mexican Studies Institute seeks to boost enrollment of Mexican and Mexican-American students, foster research with and about Mexico and Mexicans in the United States and collaborate with community-based organization to support and empower the Mexican immigrant community. With a special focus on Mexicans in the diaspora, especially Mexicans in New York City. The Institute offers a space for the Mexican community to consider its own and an institutional location for support of scholarly and community advocacy projects.
The CUNY Mexican Studies Institute celebrates the United States Supreme Court’s decision to keep DACA. This is a triumph for the thousands of young immigrants and allies that have been in the frontlines fighting for immigrant rights.
As we continue to celebrate this decision, we need to acknowledge that this is not a permanent solution. Now, more than ever, we need to continue working to support our young immigrant community and their families.
The fight is not over. We encourage our network of friends, students, faculty, and staff to be actively involved in this process. Today’s win is proof of what can be achieved if we continue to raise our voices, create coalitions and organize.
If you need more information regarding this decision, we encourage you to reach out to our partner The New York Legal Assistance Group. NYLAG continues to provide free information and legal consultations for all immigrants, assessing eligibility for all immigration relief options.
¡La lucha sigue!
José Higuera López
the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute.