DACA Ruling Statement

On Friday, July 16th, a federal judge in Texas issued a ruling which categorized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as unlawful. This ruling came as a result of a 2018 lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General which was joined by nine other states; California was not among the states that joined.

As a result of this ruling, which is expected to be appealed, individuals seeking to submit new DACA applications will not have their applications processed. Current beneficiaries of DACA are still eligible to renew their applications, as appropriate, and remain under all protections of the program. For more information on this ruling, we recommend visiting the Dream Center’s DACA Updates.

The International Center stands firm in our allyship with DACAmented students, staff, and faculty as well as with those members of our community from mix-status families. We believe that all members of our campus community deserve to feel safe and welcome regardless of their immigration status, and we hope for a speedy appeal and reversal of this ruling.

If you or your loved ones feel impacted by this ruling, we encourage you to access the resources provided on campus by the Dream Center, which include immigration advising appointments. The Dream Center will also be hosting a virtual Dream Circle on Thursday, July 22nd from 3-4pm and an in-person Dream Circle on Monday, July 26th from 12-1:30pm.

In solidarity,
The Cal Poly International Center

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