Court Blocks DACA Rescission




On January 9, 2018, a federal court issued an injunction that temporarily stopped the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from proceeding with the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). 

The order states the government must continue to renew DACA and work authorizations for immigrants who had the status when the Trump administration ended the program on September 5, but need not accept new applicants.  The order does not grant reinstatement of advance parole. 

The court's order is temporary and blocks the rescission of DACA until a final decision is reached in the lawsuit.  It is also possible that DHS may appeal the order, which could change the outcome of the injunction.  The duration of the injunction and the ultimate outcome are unclear.   What is clear is that the need for a permanent solution to protect our DACA students is urgent and imperative.

CSU is included in the California Attorney General's lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA, and provided evidence to support the preliminary injunction by demonstrating the harm caused to the university community as a result of the rescission of the DACA program.  CSU will continue to support the state's legal challenge and will continue to strive for a permanent and immediate legislative solution.