Supreme Court Rejects Recission of DACA Program

On June 18, 2020, the United States Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's recission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Chancellor Timothy P. White immediately issued the following statement:

“The decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to reject the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a truly outstanding and welcome outcome, especially for the nearly 700,000 DACA recipients nationwide, including thousands of students and employees of the California State University (CSU).

Some of the CSU's brightest students and most dedicated employees are Dreamers, and they are found on each of our 23 campuses. They, like their peers, seek a better life for themselves and their families, and they powerfully contribute to the strength of the university and their own communities through service and leadership.

​While this decision is an important victory, it does not protect the program from further challenge, nor does it provide a permanent solution to allow our Dreamers to achieve their aspirational goals. The CSU continues to urge Congress to take swift, bipartisan legislative action toward a much-needed permanent solution, so that our Dreamers can continue to fulfill their human potential and strengthen our campuses, communities, state and nation."

All CSU campuses have staff dedicated to assisting undocumented and mixed-status students, as well as employee assistance programs for employees. Additionally, Dreamers can make use of basic needs initiatives and mental health services on campuses, participate in planned webinars, receive legal updates prepared by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and access free immigration legal services from agencies throughout the state (noted below). Dreamers are encouraged to seek guidance from providers located in the geographic region of their campus.

Detailed information about support services​ at each CSU campus is available.

University leaders from the Chancellor’s Office and all 23 campuses will continue to advocate with congressional representatives for a permanent solution to protect our Dreamers. 


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DACA Information and Resources

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