07:51 AM

Statement from CSU Chancellor White Regarding DACA

The Supreme Court's decision today to require a full appeal of the legal challenge regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is encouraging news for Dreamers studying and working throughout the California State University. We are hopeful that a permanent and positive solution is reached as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the CSU encourages all eligible students and employees to apply for renewal of their DACA protections as soon as possible. Free legal support services are available in your area to assist you with this effort. Additionally, all 23 CSU campuses offer resources to support undocumented students.

As I have stated repeatedly since before last September, providing those with DACA status a clear path for the future – to complete their education and build their careers – is indeed a wise decision for California and our nation.

I continue to call on federal policymakers to stand up for our shared American values of inclusivity, opportunity and excellence – regardless of background or birthplace.

If you require financial assistance with the renewal fee, the Mission Asset Fund provides interest-free loans for various USCIS applications fees, including DACA renewal."

Helpful information about renewal applications can be found here:

Apply for renewal: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction

Campus Resources: https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Pages/campus-support.aspx

Mission Asset Fund: https://missionassetfund.org/immigration-programs/