June 18, 2020
On behalf of the 650,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients currently living in the United States, the University of California applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Trump administration’s arbitrary attempt to end a program that allowed immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to live and work in the country they know as home. Leer en español.
Read a letter to the UC community from President Napolitano and Chair Pérez on the decision.
In the News
Inside Higher Ed
December 7, 2020
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and otherwise restore the program.
The Washington Post
December 4, 2020
‘Dreamers’ will be allowed to apply for protection after a judge rules that the DHS order was not valid.
Inside Higher Ed
November 10, 2020
Biden's victory gives a reprieve for DACA recipients, but advocates for Dreamers say congressional action is what's really needed.
Immigration legal services for UC students and their families is still available, remotely, including on DACA renewals despite COVID-19 pandemic
April 10, 2020
The university is still providing free legal assistance to UC students and their families on immigration-related matters despite the COVID pandemic through the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center. Although the Center's attorneys are not on campus they are fully functional and available to help students and their families. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 752-7996 if you need assistance. If you are a UC Berkeley student, please contact instead https://undocu.berkeley.edu/legal-support-overview/legal-support-appointments/.
If you currently have DACA status and have not applied yet for renewal, we urge you to do so now and these organizations can help you do so. Renewal through USCIS no longer requires in person biometric appointments and they will use the information already on file.
Oct. 30, 2019
Min Ku Choi is on the verge of finishing his degree in pharmacy at UCSF. Whether he gets to use it or not depends on DACA.