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July 14, 2019
Well publicized immigration raids are now occurring in targeted areas across the nation. These raids have been orchestrated to strike fear in immigrant communities, which include a significant number of our students, their extended families, and other UC Merced community members. I join with...
April 2, 2019
Chancellor Dorothy Leland made her way to Capitol Hill this week for the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Leland is a founding member of the alliance, which spent Monday engaging with immigration policy analysts, coalition...
February 8, 2019
As a nation, we are at a pivotal crossroads for immigration policy. And as chancellor at the University of California, Merced, I am acutely aware of the impact that federal immigration policy has on the nearly 600 undocumented students on our campus — the highest percentage of enrollment at...
September 25, 2018
MERCED, Calif. - On Monday, California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra met with DACA students from UC Merced. He held a round table discussion concerning the status of DACA. Right now, it's in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The attorney general said he has sued the Trump...
February 16, 2018
As chancellor of the University of Merced, which enrolls the highest percentage of undocumented students of any campus within the UC system, I am deeply concerned about the fate of these hard-working, contributing and inspirational members of our campus community. UC Merced may be the youngest...
February 12, 2018
Dear Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer: Now that there is a federal budget plan in place that addresses some of our Nation’s most pressing needs, we urge you to come together and complete another piece of urgent, unfinished business: to pass...
December 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2017 Contact Press Release: University Leaders Launch Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration WASHINGTON, DC – Today, UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland joined over two dozen distinguished American higher education leaders of public and private...
September 8, 2017
Nothing ever inspires me as much as walking around the UC Merced campus and talking to our students. When I’m feeling tired or discouraged, I can always count on them to buoy my spirits with their contagious commitment, determination, motivation and sheer joy for the opportunities that we...
September 8, 2017
Nada me inspira más que pasear por el campus de UC Merced y hablar con nuestros estudiantes. Por Dorothy Leland Cuando estoy cansada o me siento desanimada siempre puedo contar con ellos para revitalizarme con su contagioso compromiso, determinación, motivación y tremendo entusiasmo por las...
September 7, 2017
Opinión Foro abierto sobre la inmigración Por Dorothy Leland Una niña fue traída a este país por padres que buscaban una vida mejor, que le inculcaron con su ética de trabajo, y que la crearon con el deseo de contribuir de manera significativa a su familia y su sociedad. Ella vino a Merced...

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September 5, 2017
Dear Campus Community, As you have likely heard, today President Donald Trump is rescinding the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that was enacted in 2012 and has protected 800,000 young adult unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally while...
February 8, 2017
Dear Campus Community, The support of so many members of our campus community for the plight of students who have been—or may be—affected by changes in immigration policy is truly heartening. We are a campus that values our diversity and expresses this value in its care for others. I...
January 30, 2017
Dear Campus Community,   By now you are likely aware of the recent executive order restricting entry into the United States for individuals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. While the situation remains fluid and much is unclear, news reports indicate that individuals...