A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA and ruled that the U.S must accept new applications.
Judge John D. Bates of the District of Columbia believes the attempt did not give any explanation and therefore was unlawful.
Judge Bates has given the Department of Homeland Security 90 days to justify their decision.
“This decision does not change much practically for our students. We are still waiting on the sustainability of DACA after the 90 days,” Coordinator of Undocumented Student Services Mike Manalo-Pedro said.
Manalo-Pedro added that this decision adds uncertainty and leaves students on high alert.
On May 2 2018, students can attend a free legal clinic with a community lawyer.
The legal clinic will take place from noon-5p.m. in Orion at the Bronco Student Center.
From noon-1p.m. students can attend a DACA informational session.
“We provide legal immigration clinics for CPP students. They do legal clinics every quarter where students can ask questions and see a community lawyer for free.” said Manalo-Pedro.
From 1-5p.m. students can meet with a lawyer for individual consultations.
Students can meet with the lawyer for 30-minute appointments.
The individual consultations are done by appointment only.
If students want to schedule an appointment they should email Gloria Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mike Manalo-Pedro at email@example.com.
“Cal Poly Pomona has “a long history of supporting undocumented students on this campus,” said Coordinator of Undocumented Student Services Mike Manalo-Pedro. “It has been echoed by both myself and by campus administrators including the president.”
CPP had planned this legal clinic regardless of the judge’s decision but students are urged to take advantage of this opportunity.
“The fear of DACA being taken away has been the biggest fear for many students since the Trump administration came into office. This decision brings a lot of positive emotions for the undocumented community here at CPP and throughout the country,” said fifth-year applied mathematics student Jorge Jeronimo, who is also a program assistant for the Bronco Dreamers Resource Center.
“We are not bad people. We want to get work permits to help ourselves and the community around us so I think providing DACA is beneficial for the country,” said first-year mechanical engineering student Ega Herlim, an intern and volunteer at the Bronco Dreamers Resource Center.
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