DACA Update 1/16/18

January 16, 2018

DACA UPDATE for the CSUN Campus Community,

As you may recall, the current U.S. presidential administration rescinded DACA on September 5th, 2017, effectively halting renewal applications beyond the October 5th, 2017 deadline. On January 9th, 2018, a federal court in San Francisco issued an injunction blocking the termination of DACA. Due to this injunction, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed accepting DACA renewals for some DACA recipients/former DACA recipients. Here is a FAQ document from the National Immigration Law Center and United We Dream: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DACA-USCIS-Announcement-FAQ-2018.pdf

While the U.S. Justice Department has appealed the injunction of the 9th Circuit Court (Today 1/16/18), DACA renewals are still being accepted until further notice. The timing between the appeal and a decision is unpredictable. DACA recipients and former DACA recipients that are eligible to renew are encouraged to do so per the USCIS guidelines. Please find the announcement and required forms at the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction

We encourage CSUN DACA recipients and former DACA recipients to utilize the Student Legal Support Clinic to begin the renewal process. To make an appointment you can call or email: 213-738-5728, communitylawyering@swlaw.edu.

In addition, we will be working with community and legal non-profit organizations to ensure our campus community has access to plenty of options to meet the

If you are forwarding this message, please be aware that this information is accurate as of Tuesday, January, 16th, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. We will send further updates and details as appropriate.

The EOP DREAM Center will continue to provide space and support for students, faculty, and staff directly or indirectly impacted. You can reach the EOP DREAM Center at 818-677-7069 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM or by email at dreamcenter@csun.edu. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to us. As with any rapidly-evolving issue, information has the potential to become misinformation at any given time. We encourage the CSUN Community to stay updated with reliable sources. The National Immigration Law Center and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center  are two great organizations to follow for developments.

Thank you and we will have more updates as appropriate.