Over the past 18 years, the vast majority of policy and legal changes affecting students who are undocumented or part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have focused on the latter.
In September 2019, the American Immigration Council issued a six-page overview of the ways that federal laws and policies have evolved and now affect immigrant students in multiple categories.
The university also encourages students to visit the Resources and Support page of this website for additional information.
Below, in reverse chronological order, are federal statements and guidance regarding DACA, as well as judicial rulings relating to the case.
- U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments regarding separate cases involving DACA that the court consolidated—Nov. 12, 2019
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (ICE) Updates Guidance regarding DACA—July 17, 2019
- U.S. Supreme Court consolidates three pending cases involving DACA and agrees to hear oral arguments (p. 5)—June 28, 2019
- U.S. House of Representatives approves American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 by a vote of 237-187 and sends the bill to the U.S. Senate—June 4, 2019
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upholds lower courts’ rulings blocking the end of DACA—May 17, 2019
- American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Its purpose is to give individuals who immigrated to the U.S. as children the opportunity to acquire permanent lawful status in the U.S. if they meet specific requirements. Read the full text of bill. —March 12, 2019
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholds lower court rulings blocking the end of DACA—Nov. 8, 2018
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen issues memo regarding the end of the DACA program—June 22, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacates the administration’s plan to end DACA—April 24, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issues a national preliminary injunction of the federal government’s plan to end DACA—Feb. 13, 2018
- ICE responds to California ruling—Jan. 13, 2018 (updated for 2019)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issues a national preliminary injunction of the federal government’s plan to end DACA—Jan. 9, 2018
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces it will rescind DACA over time—Sept. 5, 2017