The University of California welcomes students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and nationalities, and believes that everyone in our community deserves to feel safe and respected.

For information about DACA and DACA renewals, click here

For frequently asked questions for university employees about possible federal immigration enforcement actions on university property, click here. UC stands by this original guidance in light of recent events.

UC is deeply concerned that recent federal actions related to immigration and immigration status create a climate of confusion and fear among members of our community, including among undocumented students and those of the Muslim faith.

These include the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the several executive actions restricting entry into the United States by citizens of certain countries — view our most recent guidance here).

Like universities across the country, UC is deeply enriched by students, faculty and scholars from around the world, who come to study, teach and conduct research. It is critical that the United States continues to welcome the best students, scholars, scientists and engineers of all backgrounds and nationalities.

The information gathered here is intended to provide guidance, resources and support for navigating this fluid situation, and to reaffirm the University of California’s commitment to all members of its community.

For information on UC's statements and resources on the executive orders on immigration, click here

UC information on DACA

UC statements on DACA

Statement of UC President and former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration

University of California President and former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a statement today on immigration.
Published June 19, 2018

UC statement regarding Tuesday’s federal court ruling on DACA

The University of California issued a statement regarding the federal court ruling on DACA.
Published April 25, 2018

UC urges Congress to pass bipartisan legislation for permanent protection of DACA recipients

The University of California presses Congress to take action and protect Dreamers.
Published March 5, 2018

UC statement on Supreme Court decision regarding DACA

The University of California will defend U.S. District Judge William Alsup's injunction in the Court of Appeals.
Published February 26, 2018

Latest updates for DACA recipients

Following the favorable ruling in UC’s lawsuit against the Trump administration’s decision to halt the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew DACA status. Click the link above to learn more about requesting renewal.
Published January 16, 2018

UC statement on federal court DACA ruling

The University of California is pleased and encouraged that the court has granted an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Published January 9, 2018

UC part of joint legal motion to halt repeal of DACA program

The University of California, along with other organizations and individuals who have sued the Trump administration over its rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, jointly asked a federal judge to keep the program operating while legal motions proceed.
Published November 1, 2017

UC applauds announcement of grants to support California DACA students

The University of California applauds the announcement that the Mission Asset Fund, with support from the Weingart Foundation, will provide $500,000 in grants to cover the cost of renewing the applications of UC, California State University and California community college students under the DACA program.
Published September 13, 2017

UC supports agreement between state Legislature and Governor to assist DACA recipients

The University of California issued a statement thanking Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature for providing an additional $1 million in funding for UC’s Dream Loan Program.
Published September 12, 2017

UC provides guidance to DACA recipients on applying for renewal

The University of California sent a letter to the UC community containing guidance for students and other community members who are in the DACA program, strongly urging DACA recipients whose permits are set to expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, to apply for a two-year renewal.
The deadline for renewal is Oct. 5, 2017. Although the University has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA, that does not change our advice. It’s the best way to ensure two more years of protection against deportation.
Published September 12, 2017

UC statement in support of Attorney General Becerra’s lawsuit over DACA

The University of California issued a statement in support of the lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra regarding the DACA program.
Published September 11, 2017

University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program

The University of California filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the DACA program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”
Published September 8, 2017

UC President Napolitano denounces decision to end DACA program, calls on Congress to make protections permanent

UC President Napolitano statement following President Trump's decision to end the DACA program.
Published September 5, 2017

UC regents affirm support for DACA and Dreamers

UC Board of Regents statement following President Trump's decision to end the DACA program.
Published September 5, 2017

UC President Napolitano statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

UC President Janet Napolitano weighs in on reports that the Trump administration will maintain the DACA program.
Published June 16, 2017


President Napolitano's letter to Congressional leadership

September 5, 2017 letter in support of bipartisan legislation to protect the nation's Dreamers.

Letter from California's higher education leaders to the Calif. Congressional Delegation

September 5, 2017 letter from Calif. higher education leaders to the state's congressional delegation in support of bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers.

Leaders urge President-elect Trump to continue DACA

UC, CSU and CCC leaders urge President-elect Trump to continue DACA.

UC information on the executive orders on immigration

UC statements on the executive orders on immigration

Statement on the Supreme Court ruling regarding the executive order on restricted entry to the United States

On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order that restricts residents of seven countries (Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen), five of which are majority-Muslim, from entering the United States. The ruling reverses a federal court decision that blocked the travel ban. The University of California reaffirms its deep concern over the executive order and its commitment to support all members of the UC community who are affected by this action.
Published June 27, 2018

Statement on President Trump's executive order

President Janet Napolitano and the chancellors of the University of California issued a statement about the executive order on immigration.
Published January 29, 2017

Academic Council supports UC statement on executive order on immigration

Academic Council support for UC statement on President Trump’s immigration executive order.
Published January 30, 2017

Statement from the University Committee on Faculty Welfare

UCFW and four other standing Academic Senate committees express opposition to the executive order on immigration.
Published February 6, 2017

AAAS letter on executive orders on immigration

UC joins 170 organizations representing the sciences, engineering and education to urge the administration to rescind the executive order on visas and immigration.
Published January 31, 2017

Higher Education Association letter to Secretary Kelly

Fifty-one higher education associations sent a letter to Secretary Kelly on maintaining the U.S. as a destination of choice for international students and scholars.
Published January 31, 2017

Letter to President Trump from presidents of the AAU

University presidents and chancellors urge Trump to rescind the travel ban.
Published February 2, 2017


UC statement of principles

University of California statement of principles in support of undocumented members of the UC community.


Legislation introduced by California lawmakers Feinstein and Lofgren

The university also is supporting legislation introduced by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren that, if enacted, would rescind the executive order.

Letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein

In support of S. 240 legislation.

Letter to Rep. Zoe Lofgren

In support of H.R. 724., the Statue of Liberty Values (SOLVE) Act.

Letter from senior government officials

Letter from senior government officials to Secretary Kelly, Acting Attorney General Yates and Acting Secretary Shannon.



Campus links


University Of California claims more than 117,000 students received DACA renewals

Napolitano on family separations: ‘I don’t know how this could be justified either legally or morally’

Supreme Court turns down Trump’s appeal in ‘Dreamers’ case
The New York Times

Calling on Congress to act, California university officials pledge to help students reapply for DACA
Los Angeles Times

Judge blocks Trump decision to end young immigrant program
The Washington Post

Aspirations on hold, UC students await court ruling on DACA
UC Newsroom

Undocumented programs offer students a lifeline in an uncertain era
UC Newsroom

UC leaders urge DACA holders to move quickly to apply for a permit renewal
UC Newsroom

How universities are protecting their DREAMers

Janet Napolitano: Why I'm suing the Trump administration over DACA
Los Angeles Times

Napolitano sues Trump to save DACA program she helped create
The New York Times

University of California files suit to block Trump administration from ending DACA
UC Newsroom

Janet Napolitano: Congress has the power — and the responsibility — to protect the ‘dreamers’
The Washington Post

UC's chief immigration legal expert urges DACA beneficiaries to stay calm
Los Angeles Times

UC President Janet Napolitano blasts idea of ending DACA
The Mercury News

Chancellor George Blumenthal: UC Santa Cruz stands with undocumented students, their communities
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Challenging Trump, UC President Napolitano champions DACA
The Atlantic

UC President Janet Napolitano blasts Trump immigration crackdown as a backward step
Los Angeles Times

UCLA professors launch website to help students affected by travel ban
Daily Bruin

UC president emerges as champion of program for undocumented students

UCLA law takes action in the wake of Trump immigration order
UC Newsroom

How UC is working to address the executive ban on entry to the US by travelers from certain countries
UC Newsroom

Ivy League and other university presidents call on Trump to revoke — or change — immigration order
The Washington Post

Travel ban snares Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Independent

Ex-foreign policy officials urge agencies to push reversal of Trump refugee order

UC leaders: Executive order is contrary to our values
UC Newsroom

Law school faculty, students, alumni aid detainees
UC Newsroom

California universities protest Trump immigration order, offer help to students and faculty

UC President Napolitano: The truth about young immigrants and DACA
The New York Times