On Friday, July 16, 2021, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful and blocked new applicants from applying. This comes after a June 2020 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which upheld DACA, protecting thousands of "Dreamers" who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.
The University of Utah remains committed to supporting the success of all our students. One of the key resources for the "DACAmented" members of our community is our Dream Center, which works holistically with undocumented students and mixed-status families from college access to graduation.
The Dream Center team put together the following post explaining the ruling for those impacted most.
Students needing support or advising can contact Xris Macias, Dream Center director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a virtual meeting.