On behalf of the University of California, UC President Janet Napolitano today (March 21) issued the following statement in response to the many “friend of the court” briefs filed in support of UC and the other plaintiffs who have sued the Trump Administration to stop its planned rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The case is currently scheduled to be heard by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in May.

“The University of California is deeply grateful to be supported by such a large and diverse coalition of amici, including 119 religious institutions, 102 companies and trade associations, 65 colleges and universities, and 40 cities and counties. 

“These amicus briefs document the many ways DACA recipients are contributing to our society and the profound harm that ending the program would cause. We at the University also greatly appreciate that the federal district court has mandated that DACA remain in place during these legal proceedings. The show of support we have received is instructive and extremely gratifying.”

The amicus briefs in the case will be made available on the website of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here.