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Tufts signs amicus brief to oppose DACA repeal

October 22, 2019

Tufts announced that it has joined 164 other public and private universities and colleges in signing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the roughly 700,000 young immigrants who came to the United States as children and who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status on Oct. 8. “Tufts stands firmly with our DACA and undocumented students,…

CMC files brief in favor of DACA

October 16, 2019

Colorado Mountain College President and CEO Carrie Hauser issued the following statement today on the filing of an amicus brief in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the consolidated cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the court to stand in support of DACA recipients: “On Oct. 4, 2019, Colorado Mountain…

MEMO: More Than 1,400 Sign Briefs Backing DACA at the Supreme Court

October 15, 2019

An unprecedented array of hundreds of higher education institutions, educators, parents, health care professionals, law enforcement officials, business leaders, elected leaders, states, cities and counties, national security leaders, civil rights organizations, former government officials, academics and scholars, labor unions, legal experts, DACA recipients, and many others filed over three dozen amicus briefs urging the Supreme…

Whitman, OSU among colleges supporting Dreamers

October 15, 2019

A total of 165 colleges and universities have signed a statement supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act as a friend of the court. One of those is Whitman College in Walla Walla. “We value every student and it is my sincere hope that all students, regardless of citizenship, will have the opportunity to…

CU joins amicus brief encouraging high court to protect DACA

October 11, 2019

The University of Colorado system has signed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy. CU is among 165 public and private universities and colleges from 32 states and the District of Columbia that united in support of DACA ahead of a Nov. 12 hearing, when justices will hear oral arguments on a series of consolidated cases and determine…

Westminster College joins 165 academic institutions in support of DACA

October 10, 2019

Westminster College in Utah has joined 165 colleges and universities nationwide to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The academic institutions signed an amicus brief that urges the Supreme Court to also support an estimated 700,000 DACA recipients, who were brought to the United States illegally as children. See full article here. 

CSU joins amicus brief pressing Supreme Court to protect DACA

October 8, 2019

The Colorado State University system is one of 165 colleges and universities that have signed on to an amicus brief in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ahead of its U.S. Supreme Court hearing. The brief, filed Oct. 4, argues that DACA has allowed “tens of thousands of previously undocumented students to pursue higher education”…

TheDream.US Scholars Share Their Stories for Amicus Brief in Support of DACA

October 8, 2019

Uzair, Erik, and “Isabel,” three TheDream.US Scholars, shared their stories of growing up in America and the power of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in an amicus brief filed this week and coordinated by The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration on behalf of 165 public and private universities and colleges from 32 states…

Eight Colorado universities ask U.S. Supreme Court to protect DACA

October 8, 2019

More than 150 universities joined an amicus brief filed Friday in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that has allowed about 17,000 Coloradans and hundreds of thousands of others brought to the country illegally as children to have a legal presence. Among the hundreds that joined, at least…

DACA Talks Matter to MSU Denver

October 8, 2019

MSU Denver is one of 165 colleges and universities that filed an amicus brief, a document that recommends a position to the court in support of DACA ahead of the hearing, according to an Oct. 8 news release from the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. See full article here.