Today, we share in the collective celebration upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court’s momentous ruling that the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful. The decision, which stems from a legal challenge filed by the Regents of the University of California, the state Attorney General, and others, means that DACA will remain in effect for now.
Today’s ruling is tremendously important for undocumented individuals, as well as for our larger community. DACA has safeguarded hundreds of thousands of people from deportation and opened doors to employment and stability in the United States. While we can celebrate with some relief today, we know that the fight is not over. The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is committed to advocating with and on behalf of undocumented community members, including DACA recipients, in seeking a path toward U.S. citizenship.
Now more than ever, EBCLC stands with you. We want to affirm EBCLC’s commitment to the undocumented community in Alameda County and the greater Bay Area. In the coming days, EBCLC will provide updates on our website and will host a DACA Decision Webinar to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision, its potential impacts, and the most effective options to protect DACA recipients and undocumented community members going forward. We encourage all former and current clients who may be impacted by this decision to check our website for updates and register for this webinar when the sign-up link becomes available.
If you are a current student at UC Berkeley, the Undocumented Student Program (USP) staff can provide you with free virtual academic advisement, mental health counseling, and immigration legal support. Details on how to access these services can be found here.
If you are a current student at Laney College, Merritt College, Chabot College, or College of Alameda, EBCLC staff can provide you with immigration legal support. Details on how to access these services can be found here.
For more information about your legal rights in an immigration enforcement situation, please consult this “Know Your Rights” Card.
Again, we hope you will continue to visit our website for updates regarding the DACA decision. Please know that no matter what, EBCLC is here for you and will continue to advocate with and for our undocumented community.
East Bay Community Law Center
Read the full SCOTUS decision here.
Read a summary of the decision here.
- UC Immigrant Legal Services Center Upcoming Webinars (open to all)
The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center will be hosting webinars tomorrow (Friday), Monday and Tuesday, to provide an overview on today’s ruling on DACA and more detailed information. We invite you to tune in:
Friday June 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday June 22, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday June 23, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting Link (no registration required):
Additional news source:
- New York Times: Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules
- Central Valley DACA Breakdown Facebook Live (recording): https://www.facebook.com/CviicFresno/
- ILRC DACA Decision Info Sheet: