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President's Message


 

Dear University Community:

I have been working with many others across the nation in calling for Congress and the courts to find a permanent solution that will allow Dreamers to continue to contribute to the vitality of our community.

In recent months, there have been several federal court rulings that have allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue. The situation remains fluid. I urge Dreamers who are eligible to submit DACA renewal applications immediately. Please visit the Erika J. Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center to pick up applications and learn about resources to assist students with the renewal process. The center is in Student Affairs 214. You may call the center at (323) 343-4367. The CSU has provided a list of free legal support services for Dreamers. Please utilize these resources and share the information with others. Our Immigration Issues and Resources website provides useful information and updates.

I am hopeful that lawmakers will heed the voices of Dreamers, and those of us advocating on their behalf. Students, as you go to class and work, remain focused on the future you are creating for yourself, your family and your community. Cal State LA supports you.

Sincerely,

William A. Covino


 

 

 

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San Francisco judge suspends Trump administration's decision to end protected status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants Photo by Andrea Castillo/LA Times

Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applications

A U.S. district judge in San Francisco has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

The ruling late Wednesday afternoon will relieve immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan from the threat of deportation.

It came in response to a class-action lawsuit alleging that government officials approached their decisions about TPS with a political agenda, ignored facts and were motivated by racism. Administration officials deny those allegations, saying the program was never intended to provide a long-term reprieve.

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Federal judge rules against states, says DACA can stay Photo by EPA-EFE/ALBA VIGARAY

Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applications

A federal judge in Texas has declined to order that the U.S. government stop the Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling on Friday is a blow to opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. They filed a lawsuit in hopes Hanen would rule the program unconstitutional.

That would have triggered a conflict with three federal orders that have required the U.S. government to keep accepting DACA renewals even after President Donald Trump tried to end the program last year. Legal experts say such a conflict would have drawn the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The Washington Post’s David Nakamura explains why the debate on DACA, an Obama-era program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation, isn’t over. Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post

Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applications

A D.C. federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and — for the first time since announcing it would end — reopen it to new applicants.

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates on Tuesday called the government’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “virtually unexplained” and therefore “unlawful.” However, he stayed his ruling for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security a chance to provide more solid reasoning for ending the program.

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Supreme Court declines to enter controversy over ‘dreamers,’ rejects Trump administration’s request to review lower court rulings Photo Credit: Leslie Berestein/KPCC

Here's What You Need to Know About Where DACA Stands

It’s been a time of uncertainty for the roughly 700,000 young unauthorized immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era program, known as DACA, granted temporary work permits and protection from deportation for young adults who arrived in the U.S. as children.

Once someone qualified, that status had to be renewed every two years.

President Trump ended the program in September but called on Congress to find a better solution ahead of March 5. That was supposed to the date beyond which no more renewals could take place.

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Supreme Court declines to enter controversy over ‘dreamers,’ rejects Trump administration’s request to review lower court rulings Photo Credit: Joyce Koh/Washington Post

Supreme Court declines to enter controversy over ‘dreamers,’ rejects Trump administration’s request to review lower court rulings

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to enter the national controversy over “dreamers,” turning down the Trump administration’s request to immediately review lower court decisions that keep in place the program that protects undocumented immigrants brought here as children from deportation.

President Trump announced in September that he would let the program expire in March, unless Congress acted. Efforts on Capitol Hill to revive the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) as part of a broader deal on immigration policy have failed.

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Second federal judge blocks move to end DACA Photo Credit: Molly Adams

Second federal judge blocks move to end DACA

A second federal judge Tuesday has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that DACA participants and states are likely to succeed in their challenge that the way President Donald Trump terminated the Obama-era program was arbitrary and capricious.

Trump last year announced his plan to end DACA, the policy that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to stay in the country, effective March 5. That deadline has become central in the congressional debate over immigration, but Democrats and Republicans are nowhere near a breakthrough.

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