You may have missed it last week, but on Friday, September 27, UC Berkeley filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
UC President Janet Napolitano (remember, she was the one who authorized DACA in 2012 as the Secretary of Homeland Security) issued the following statement:
“Today, the University of California continued our fight to protect the nearly 700,000 Dreamers here in the United States and in our community who are DACA recipients. UC’s DACA students are studying to be the next generation of teachers, doctors, engineers and other professions that make life better for everyone.
They are young people who simply want to continue to live, learn and contribute to the country they consider home.
As we demonstrated in our brief filed earlier today, the Trump administration acted illegally by ending the DACA program without offering any valid justification for doing so. Five federal courts have considered this issue and found that the administration’s decision was arbitrary and capricious, and therefore unlawful.
Since this lawsuit began, the University of California has sought to provide a safe and supportive environment for our DACA students — and we will continue to do so.”
Meanwhile, UC Berkeley School of Law (full disclosure -- that’s where Wall-of-Us co-founders @AmeliaMiazad and Kara Ganter work!) had a bake sale in partnership with non-profit Centro Legal de la Raza for DACA students’ application renewal fees. Each renewal costs just $495.00, and the bake sale has already funded 15 DACA renewals. How sweet is that?! All-of-us must keep going. While we can’t send you any baked goods, donating is a piece of cake!
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4 IMPORTANT: Under Gift Notes, put "For DACA Fees - #Wall-of-Us"