SF State with CSU Joins Amicus Brief in Support of DACA
Dear University community members,
San Francisco State University and the California State University, together with 165 colleges and universities nationwide, have joined an amicus brief in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, in the case before the Supreme Court. The brief is available online: bit.ly/DACAamicus
Two years ago, on Sept. 5, 2017, the administration rescinded DACA, an initiative that provides work permits and protection from deportation for upwards of 700,000 undocumented students, often known as “Dreamers.” Oral arguments on this rescission will be held at the Supreme Court on Nov. 12.
San Francisco State with the CSU joined the “friend of the court” brief in demonstration of our unwavering support for our DACA and immigrant students. DACA students bring a tremendous amount of diversity to campuses across the nation such as SF State. We are invested in the success of these students — and the continued existence of DACA is essential in ensuring the career and life success of these immigrant youth. The triumph of DACA students is a triumph beyond the University, whether expanding our nation’s and community’s work force and tax base, ensuring a robust alumni base or injecting new perspectives and diversity on campuses. SF State stands behind DACA students and Dreamers.
Additional Information: Support Services
Students who have less than one year left of their DACA are encouraged to submit their renewal application immediately. Through SF State’s Dream Resource Center, direct immigration legal services are available free of charge to CSU students and employees. Attorneys and paralegals are available to assist students with general consultations, DACA renewals and general assistance in filling out forms such as family-based petitions. For details, visit: drc.sfsu.edu/legalservices
Find the Dream Resource Center on campus at the Student Services Building, suite 206. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 405-3503. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; until 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- CSU Resources for Undocumented Students
- USCIS’ policies and instructions for DACA renewal
- United We Dream webpage on DACA renewals and financial resources
- Informed Immigrant website on obtaining legal assistance