Five Colorado universities join amicus brief asking Supreme Court to protect DACA

Article subtitle: 
U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Nov. 12 and determine whether DACA being rescinded in 2017 is lawful
Article CAIRCO note: 
The DACA program was created in 2012 and allowed illegal aliens who entered the U.S. as children a temporary reprieve from deportation.
Article author: 
Elizabeth Hernandez
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
9 October 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

More than 150 universities joined an amicus brief filed Friday in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that has allowed about 17,000 Coloradans and hundreds of thousands of others brought to the country illegally as children to have a legal presence.

Among the hundreds that joined, five Colorado institutions signed onto the brief, which was organized by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

They are: Colorado Mountain College, the Colorado State University system, Metropolitan State University, the University of Colorado system and the University of Denver ...

The amicus brief argues that DACA allows tens of thousands of undocumented [illegal alien] students to pursue a secondary degree and that rescinding the program will “severely harm” the students’ lives and “sap our higher education communities of needed talent, diversity and leadership,” the release said.

DACA was rescinded by the Trump administration on Sept.5, 2017. Since then, a series of lawsuits have attempted to determine the legality of the program ...

CAIRCO Research

Court releases November argument calendar-SCOTUS 

Judge Finds DACA Illegal, Keeping It in Effect Until 2019, Fortune, Aug 31, 2018

Texas Federal Judge Rules DACA Illegal, But Will Not End It Before Appeal, Breitbart, September 1, 2018

An Overview of Discretionary Reprieves from Removal: Deferred Action, DACA, TPS, and Others, Congressional Research Service, Members of Congress,  April 10, 2018

CMC’s financial aid helps [illegal alien] Dreamers get through college faster, Post Independent, July 3, 2019