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Statement regarding SCOTUS decision on DACA

The U's Dream Center responds to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Dear students and allies,

On June 18, 2020, we heard a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA remains in place.

We are elated to hear that the rights of DACA-eligible individuals are being upheld. This is a victory for the movement for immigrant rights and for those who work tirelessly contacting representatives and community partners to ensure their voices are heard. We, the Dream Center at the University of Utah, stand by this decision and understand that this is only one step toward a more permanent solution, but a step in the right direction nonetheless.

Regardless of student status, the foundational goal of the Dream Center is student success—for all our students. We do this in two primary ways: By providing access to higher education at the University of Utah and beyond. The Dream Center, with the support of the division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, plays a key role in this mission through the support and resource services they provide our “DACAmented” students.

Our commitment to each and every student is strong. We know the wait for this decision was difficult and, though the outcome was favorable, there are many mixed emotions. We want to extend our services in celebration and continue the work of providing access to undocumented students with and without DACA. We are still here for you. We are still working for you.

Due to COVID-19, Dream Center staff are continuing to work remotely but are available via email. Students needing support or advising can contact Dayan Castañeda Muñoz, our graduate assistant, at or Xris Macias, director, at to schedule a virtual meeting.

In solidarity with the struggle for immigrant rights and education,

Dream Center
University of Utah | UGS Office for Diversity & Inclusion.