Saturday, January 21, 2017

Uncertain Times

Various bits of news emanating from Washington are already creating uncertainty for UC. UC and the State of California have taken steps in the past to provide higher ed services to so-called DREAM students - those brought into the US as children but who lack legal status. What may happen to such students is unclear. According to one report, incoming President Trump told a Democratic senator that "we don't want to hurt those kids."* Exactly what that means is unclear. The fate of "Obamacare" is also uncertain but could affect the outlook for the various UC med centers. News reports indicate that the new president signed an executive order directing federal agencies to "scale back" that program - whatever that means.**

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