June 19, 2020.
DACA IS HERE TO STAY!
To our Wildcats, Future Wildcats, and Community members,
We continue to celebrate the victory in our long battle for Dreamers. As we hope many of you have heard, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) voted in a 5-4 decision to uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)! They determined that the current administration's methods for the termination of DACA was unlawful. They have immediately reinstated the DACA program for the time being.
What does this mean?
The SCOTUS has stated that DACA should continue to operate under its original mandate of 2012. This means that new applicants can apply and current recipients should renew without fear of losing their renewal funds.
New applicants must meet the original qualifications for the 2012 decision which can be found here.
This is an important win but not a permanent solution. The Trump Administration has hinted in the past that if they lost this decision they would try to terminate DACA by other means.
Legal Aid and Resources
Catholic Community Services legal team is currently placing an emphasis on helping with DACA. They are encouraging all to RENEW NOW. Their office number 801-428-1218.
The Consulate of Mexico in SLC is helping Mexican citizens with renewal fees. Please call 801-521-8502 ext. 111, 112, 114, 115
For non-Mexican citizens who are in high need of support for renewals, please contact Moe Hickey: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a DACA renewal scholarship
You can also call the free nonprofit hotline 801-328-9027. This will place you in contact with lots of different agencies.
Students experiencing distress because of the reports can visit the University Counseling and Psychological Services Center in the Student Services Building, Suite 280, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Students can also call 801-626-6406 to schedule an initial intake appointment or the 24-hour Crisis Line at 801-625-3700. More information about Counseling Center services may be found at weber.edu/CounselingCenter.
The office of Access &Diversity is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please reach out to us directly with any questions regarding updates or community resources at 801-626-7006.
College Access & Retention Advisor
WSU Office of Access & Diversity