Rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

After the September 5th, 2017 memorandum to rescind the DACA program, Interim President David Ellis sent a message to our community in support of Dreamers at Lewis & Clark and beyond. His message, in short, is “that every member of the Lewis & Clark Community is welcome here, and we will do everything within our power to make Lewis & Clark a safe place for all.” (Sept. 8th, 2017). Read the full message here.


Resources for Action 

The following are resources that have been created to support those most affected by the rescission of DACA as well as those looking for ways to help:  

NEA EdJustice engages and mobilizes activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education. This page aims to help educators manage the fear and anxiety their students may be facing during this transition. The page also provides resources and connections during the unfolding of the memorandum. 

United We Dream:

United We Dream seeks to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth. They will be consistently generating and updating their list of resources during this transition. 

For more information, support, or ways to get involved visits:

Information on DACA Rescission

The following list is a chronological timeline of recent press that has been released about changes to the DACA program. We hope that this list will serve as an educational tool for those who are searching for more information about what this decision will mean for Dreamers on our campus, as well as across the United States. 

American Council on Education Issue Brief: September 8, 2017

Announcement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: What We Know
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights, September 5, 2017.

ACSBlog: Trump Rescinds DACA
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Lorella Praeli, September 5, 2017.

Penn State President Eric Barron’s Statement on DACA Announcement
Penn State News, September 5, 2017.

FB Live DACA Announcement: What We Know
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, September 5, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Rescission of DACA
Department of Homeland Security, September 5, 2017.

Memorandum on Rescission of DACA
Department of Homeland Security, September 5, 2017.

Jeff Sessions’ Letter Calling for End of DACA
Mahita Gajanan for Time, September 5, 2017.

Twitter Thread Coverage of Attorney General Press Conference
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, September 5, 2017.

DHS Press Release
Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Department of Homeland Security, September 5, 2017.

VIDEO: Attorney General Announces Recission of DACA
New York Times, September 5, 2017.

Practice Advisory: Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief
Created by Patrick Taurel for the American Immigration Council, Sept. 1, 2017.

DACA Update: Five Things You Should Know
Fact sheet from the National Immigration Law Center and United We Dream, August 2017.

What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?
Community Resources on DACA from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, August 2017.

NPR Talk on DACA
NPR, August 30, 2017.

DHS Reviewing Status of Obama’s Deferred-Action Program for Illegal Immigrants
Washington Post, August 24, 2017.

Letter on Legality of DACA
Medium, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, August 13, 2017.

Statement from President Barron defending DACA
Penn State News, November 30, 2016.

ACS Webinar: Texas vs. the DREAMers, Again
ACS, August 24th, 2017.