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May 01, 2020

Striking down DACA would eliminate thousands of health care workers, thwarting America’s pandemic response

In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court will render a decision on Department of Homeland Security v.
November 12, 2019

Supreme Court's DACA decision could "destroy and erase everything," recipient says

Not a day goes by that 31-year-old Min Ku Choi doesn't worry about his immigration status. He's one of nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants in the United States whose futures hinge on the Supreme Court's decision on the Trump administration's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood...
November 11, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Takes on DACA – and Fate of Nearly 200,000 California Dreamers

These days, Dr. Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn spends long hours in the adult inpatient unit at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, treating patients with cancer, heart failure, diabetes and other illnesses as a first-year medical resident.
November 08, 2019

UCSF Increases Scholarships, Loans for Its Undocumented Students

The high cost of a health professions education is a concern for many students, but the burden can be particularly heavy for undocumented students, who have fewer avenues for financial support. That inequity has led UC San Francisco to add new scholarships and loans that double the University’s...
September 03, 2019

Ford Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Students with DACA

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for DACA Recipients Receive a $24,000 stipend for three years, attend the annual conference, and access a network of Ford Fellows for provide mentoring and support. Application deadline: December 17, 2019 Read more about it
August 07, 2019

UC Davis law clinic gets $1.15M boost for efforts helping detained migrant children

The Immigration Law Clinic at UC Davis has been working for years on enforcing treatment standards for detained migrant children that the Trump administration has been attempting to roll back. In recent weeks, the clinic’s work received donations totaling $1.15 million in what UC Davis School of...
June 28, 2019

Supreme Court to decide on DACA

The Supreme Court has agreed to review lawsuits filed in California to block President Trump's repeal of DACA, including one from the University of California. The justices will hear arguments in the fall and a decision will not be handed down until late spring of next year.
June 26, 2019

UC Berkeley Supports Undocumented Community

Chancellor Carol Christ issued the following message to the campus community: Every member of the UC Berkeley community is a valuable contributor to the university, regardless of immigration status. We recognize that recent reports of potential raids has many in our community (locally and in other...
June 10, 2019

‘un-DACAmented’ Teens: Hurdles to Higher Ed

Without DACA, they can't access most financial aid or scholarships, can't work after they obtain degrees, and don't have any protection from deportation. Advocates say the situation hearkens to the time prior to DACA when fear was high among undocumented students and information about how they...
November 08, 2018

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration program

A U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration must continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program begun under former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who were brought into the...
April 24, 2018

Judge: U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applicants

The judge stayed his decision for 90 days.
February 26, 2018

Supreme Court rejects Trump's DACA appeal

On February 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of the federal district judge’s Jan. 9 injunction, saying only that it expects that appeals court to “proceed expeditiously to decide this case.”

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