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FSU President Thrasher Weighs In On Trump's Decision To End DACA


Florida State University President John Thrasher is weighing in on President Trump’s decision to end a program that protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as kids from deportation.

Last year, Thrasher joined hundreds of university presidents in asking Trump to protect DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Now, he says his position “has not changed.”

In a letter to FSU students, faculty, and staff, Thrasher states many beneficiaries of DACA are promising college students or recent graduates—who only know life in America. And, they should be able to pursue their dreams.

During what he calls this “period of uncertainty,” Thrasher says he intends to help these students with resources and other services.

He says FSU does not collect information on individuals’ immigration status, except when required to do so by law. 

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.