The U.S. Supreme Court decision this week to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) intact, for now, brings much-needed hope to 650,000 recipients known as “Dreamers” whom the federal government has threatened to remove from the only home they know – America. DACA, implemented by President Barack Obama eight years ago, protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Thousands of “Dreamers” are currently enrolled at the CSU, leading with intelligence, ingenuity, and perseverance, contributing to the diverse DNA of the institution. As Support Staff, CSUEU members interact with DACA students on campuses every day. Indeed, some of our union members are DACA “Dreamers.” Our Union fully supports the program which allows qualified enrollees to work, study and remain in the United States on a renewable permit. And we applaud the 5-4 court decision which helps affirm our country’s continuing efforts to bring inclusion and opportunity for all. The DACA decision, however, does not afford permanent protection given that the current Administration may still pursue the dismantling of the program. We call on Congress to pass legislation to protect all immigrants who work, pay taxes, and seek nothing but to better their lives, and in so doing, continue the story of America. Read the statement from CSU Chancellor White: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/CSU-Chancellor-Timothy-P.-White's-Statement-on-Supreme-Court-DACA-Ruling.aspx Other Resources: * DACA Legal Updates (open to everyone including community members): Join the CARECEN College Legal Services for a legal analysis on the Supreme Court's decision on DACA. Monday, June 22 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. OR Thursday, June 2 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yccwfq5q * In partnership with the California Community Colleges and Immigrant Legal Resource Center, CSU is co-hosting a webinar “DACA decision and What it Means for Higher Education” on Wednesday, June 24, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Students, staff, and families are invited to participate in this webinar. To register for the webinar, please click on the link below: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sviTwSmfQzuOngOJ62drUA * CSU campuses provide Employee Assistance Programs; to access the free helpline for confidential counseling services, legal and financial assistance, and dependent care resources, call: (800) 367-7474 or go to: mylifematters.com * Students, staff, and faculty can access free legal services through the CSU Partnership with CARECEN.