DACA Post-Northern District of California Injunction FAQ (Jan 16, 2018)
These FAQs are informational and do not constitute legal advice. Each individual case is different, and advice may vary depending on the situation. Further, the information is changing daily. If you have any questions about your case, please contact a Center attorney for a consultation as soon as possible.
FAQ on for University Employees About Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions
Charles F. Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the University of California, has issued the following FAQ for members of the University of California community, who are concerned about immigration enforcement actions occurring across the country and have asked about the possibility that enforcement actions could occur at UC. This document responds to frequently asked questions and provides information about how to respond in such a situation. Please keep in mind that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies are in transition; we may update this guidance as warranted.
UPDATES ON TPS
"It is with deep disappointment that we share news that Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) is being terminated for Salvadoran nationals, effective Sept. 9, 2019. Our legal services center acknowledges how devastating this news is – as well as earlier announcements affecting nationals of Nicaragua and Haiti. We want to reiterate that we are here to serve the community. If you or anyone in your immediate family are impacted by the TPS announcements, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Habiba.firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment with me using the following appointment link. USP is organizing a program to discuss TPS and how we can best support students. Please follow us on Facebook for updates on the program. Moreover, please find the updated TPS FAQs attached to this email.
UPDATES ON DACA
On January 9, 2018, we saw a small victory in the case of Regents of Univ. of Cal. v. Dep’t of Homeland Security: the court ruled that the DACA program will be continued as it was before the September 5, 2017 rescission announcement. However, this is only a preliminary injunction – meaning the case is not over, but the court decided that DACA must remain available until a final decision is made about the challenge to the rescission of. As of today, there have been no updates from USCIS on how they will begin processing DACA Renewal applications again, and we don’t know yet whether they’ll accept initial DACA applications. Please see the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center DACA FAQs for more details.
If you or anyone in your immediate family are impacted by the TPS or DACA announcements, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Habiba.email@example.com or make an appointment with me using the following appointment link. USP and IDEAS at UCLA will be hosting an info session on Friday, January 12 from 3-5 pm in SAC 3 for those who have questions/concerns about these announcements. Moreover, 3 DACA workshops have been scheduled at UCLA. Sign up using the following link: goo.gl/rnaKhn
Please follow us on Facebook for updates, Also, please find the updated TPS and DACA FAQs below.
Do you think you are eligible for DACA after January 8, 2018 announcement? Sign up for upcoming workshops by visiting this link: goo.gl/rnaKhn
Statement from UCOP on DACA Ruling (Jan 9, 2018)
DACA Injunction Frequently Asked Questions (Jan 10, 2018)
TPS Frequently Asked Questions (English)
TPS Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)