Cal Poly Pomona’s students, faculty and staff who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were shielded from deportation by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 18.
The Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump and his administration’s attempt to immediately rescind the DACA policy that provides legal protections and work authorizations to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
The long-anticipated ruling provides temporary relief, but the program could still be eliminated in the future.
CPP President Soraya M. Coley celebrated the ruling and reiterated the university’s support for its undocumented students, faculty and staff in a letter to the campus community on the day of the ruling.
She also addressed the need for a permanent solution for DACA recipients and invited the campus community to attend a Community Town Hall hosted by CPP’s Office of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity. The virtual community event will be held on June 24 via Zoom and includes a panel that will review the decision, explain its implications and answer questions.
Read President Coley’s letter, which also includes details about how to attend the Community Town Hall.