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BRIEFING: The Supreme Court's Decision on the Future of DACA

Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. The 5-4 decision, written by Chief Justice Roberts, allows the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to stand, which has significant implications for higher education institutions. The majority concluded that the Trump administration’s manner of rescinding the program was arbitrary and capricious, violating the Administrative Procedures Act. The DACA program has been in place since 2012, when President Obama issued an executive order allowing “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States as children to receive a renewable deferral of action from deportation, and to become eligible for a work permit, though it does not provide a path to citizenship. The Trump administration announced plans to phase out DACA in 2017. Since then, the program has remained in place as litigation proceeded. Please join us for a NACUA Briefing with Leigh Cole of the Dinse law firm, and Charles Robinson, General Counsel of the University of California, who will walk through the Court’s decision and its impact on higher education.


This 30-minute briefing will be audio-only and will be complimentary to NACUA members.