On September 5, 2017, President Trump’s Administration announced rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Following this announcement various lawsuits were filed challenging rescission of the program. On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide order reinstating the DACA program for individuals who have already applied for and received benefits under the program. The order directs the Department of Homeland Security to post reasonable public notice and prescribe a process to resume receiving DACA renewal applications for these individuals. As of January 11, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) DACA webpage indicates that information on renewal applications is forthcoming. Until additional information is released by USCIS, the American Immigration Lawyers Association recommends that DACA beneficiaries wait to file renewal applications in order to avoid the possibility of any confusion or delay in processing. Please also note that the order does not reinstate the DACA program for individuals who do not already possess DACA status. The Court’s order will remain in place until a final judgment or other order is issued in the case.
This resource guide collects information on resources available to undocumented students, DACAmented students, and students from mixed-status families. Here are answers to common questions, information on campus and community resources, and more. This guide will grow as more information becomes available and as our campus resources evolve.
Statements of Support from the University
- Chancellor Wrighton letter to President Trump Urging Continuation of DACA (Sep 1, 2017)
- A global community of scholars: University affirms statement of principles (Feb 2, 2017)
- Message from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton (Dec 5, 2016)
- Chancellor Wrighton signs letter defending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Nov 21, 2016)
Statements of Support from Students
- Student Union president signs student leaders’ letter to Trump regarding DACA (Jan 16, 2017)
- “Organizers push for WU to become a sanctuary campus following election” (Article from Student Life, Nov 21, 2016)