BCALA’s Statement on Rescinding DACA

For Immediate Release:
September 6, 2017
Press Contact: Shaundra Walker
[email protected]

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) stands with and supports the nearly 800,000 participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, who face an uncertain future following yesterday’s announcement regarding the demise of the program. We appeal to Congress to resolve this issue by passing legislation that is consistent with the values that we as Americans hold dear.


The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community. This esteemed national organization also provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians. Established in 1970, BCALA is a registered nonprofit organization with 501©3 IRS status. All donations to BCALA support our mission and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information, please visit http://www.bcala.org.