Querida TACHE Familia,

Members of our vibrant, hardworking, and resilient comunidad are being impacted once again. Yet again, our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) hermanos y hermanas are being targeted and politicized by elected officials.

Attacks on the DACA program, unfortunately, are not new to the Latinx/Hispanic community. However, after a federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled illegal an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of them brought into the U.S. as children, this attack hits us harder.

The ruling declared the DACA program unlawful, barring the government from approving any new applications, but leaving the program intact for existing recipients.

The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) takes pride in knowing that our organization is comprised of Latinxs with diverse upbringings, personal and professional backgrounds, ideologies, orientations, and most importantly citizenship/status. Members of our beloved TACHE Familia are DACA recipients and they rely on this federal program to remain in the United States. We are here to let our beloved DACA members in TACHE, and in general, know that we are with you, we highly value you, we respect and need you, and will advocate with and for you.

We stand in solidarity and will continue to offer our support and advocate along with our partners for everyone impacted by the recent court decision.

As we continue to monitor these recent events and the unknown that lies ahead for our undocumented youth and hopeful recipients, our State Board will meet to determine how to best serve and represent our DACA community.

Con ustedes en la lucha,

Dr. Mayra Olivares-Urueta, PresidentDr. Florencio U. Aranda III, President-Elect

July 19, 2021

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"It is such an honor and privilege to lead the TACHE 2022 Conference Planning Committee. Not only are these wonderful committee members some of the most dedicated scholars, practitioners, advocates, and leaders in Texas; they are also multifaceted and bring an array of lived experiences and professional expertise. While members of this committee are volunteering their time, they give 100% of their energy and are ready to put on a top-notch state conference that highlights the wonderful initiatives and work being done by our Latinx/ Chicanx/ Hispanic comunidad in U.S. Higher Education."

Dr. Florencio U. Aranda III

TACHE President-Elect; Conference Chair


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A message from THE TACHE President

Familia bonita,

Welcome y bienvenidos to your Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. It is my honor to serve as your president through February 2022 and to focus on the needs of our higher education community state-wide.

TACHE has played a very important role in the advancement of Chicanas/os/x and Latinos/as/x since 1974. Never has our mission and vision been more important. In a period in which we are having courageous and necessary conversations about race, our siblings in the economic and social periphery, and the role of higher education at the local, state, and national level as we seek to achieve a post-pandemic economic recovery, TACHE must play a central role. Our work, voice, and insight are more necessary than ever and TACHE is here to help support our membership by providing resources, cariño, and respite.

Have you been considering becoming a TACHE member? Now is the time! Over the last year, we have increased our programming and benefits for members including but not limited to book clubs, exclusive lectures, and professional development opportunities hosted by our regions and TACHE partners like Excelencia in Education!

Thank you to our dedicated members for your engagement and support. To those considering membership, come be part of an amazing organization that exists to ensure nuestro éxito-our success!

Con ustedes en la lucha,

Mayra Olivares-Urueta, Ph.D.


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