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UIC Co-Signs Amicus Brief Supporting DACA Recipients

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has joined over 160 institutions and organizations in the movement to support the DACA program by signing onto the Presidents’ Alliance of Higher Education’s and TheDream.US brief which will pave the path for future leaders and DACA holders in higher education to amplify the fight and importance for DACA.

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Tanya Cabrera:

Jocelyn Aranda-Ortiz:

Omar Awadh:

State of Texas v. United States: Amicus Brief Supporting DACA Recipients Heading link

On February 1, the Presidents’ Alliance — in collaboration with TheDream.US — filed an amicus brief in support of MALDEF’s appeal in Texas v. United States, the DACA case now before the 5th circuit.

The amicus brief drafting was led by David Zimmer of Goodwin Procter. David Zimmer is a partner in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice at Goodwin Procter in Boston.

Overview of the Argument:  The amicus brief will explain how recent data shows how DACA has enabled Dreamers to graduate from college and become a vital and positive force in the U.S. economy.  College-educated dreamers match or outperform their peers on key metrics and are making significant contributions to the most important sectors of our economy.  These DACA recipients epitomize the American Dream, achieving social mobility and often supporting their families. DACA’s end would be a blow to all of the Presidents’ Alliance’s members–from large public schools to private institutions to community colleges–and their work to help these young individuals, who have lived practically their whole lives in this country, to support their families and contribute to the U.S. economy and U.S. society as a whole.

Source: Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration