Dream Center

Friday, December 4: DACA UPDATES

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis issued a ruling on Friday, December 4th that rescinds the Wolf Memo and orders to restore DACA.

What This Means:

  1. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ordered the Department of Homeland Security to post a public notice by Monday to accept first-time applications and ensure that work permits are valid for two years.
  2. Advance parole is available to DACA recipients again without restrictions
  3. Initial DACA applications and renewal applications requests will be accepted
  4. 1-year DACA protections and work permits will be extended to 2 years
  5. USCIS is required to update its website to reflect these changes by Monday

This decision is subject to appeal and there will be additional hearings. The Dream Center will continue to update as more information is released. If you have any questions, please email our coordinator at vagamara@calpoly.edu

Past Informational Webinars

Post-Election Analysis Webinar — Wednesday, December 9, 12pm - 1:30pm

In collaboration with the California Community Colleges and the Immigrant Resource Center (ILRC), attorneys from the ILRC will be presenting an informational webinar: Post-election analysis & legal services on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 12 - 1:30PM.

The ILRC will provide an analysis of the impact of the election on immigration issues, information on what we might expect in the coming year, and resources for more help and information.

Following the presentation from the ILRC, the Foundation from California Community Colleges and the CSU Office of the Chancellor will share how to access the free immigration legal services are available to students, staff and faculty. 

To register for the webinar click here

DACA: Updates & Applying for the First Time — Friday, December 11, 12pm 

Join attorneys at Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) to hear an update on the DACA program (including DACA renewals and advance parole) and learn about the documentation individuals will need to apply for DACA for the first time.

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12 pm

Meeting ID: 818 0456 8008

Passcode: 180428

Register for the event by clicking here



PREVIOUS UPDATE: The following statement was released by California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White:

"The Supreme Court's decision today to require a full appeal of the legal challenge regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is encouraging news for Dreamers studying and working throughout the California State University. We are hopeful that a permanent and positive solution is reached as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the CSU encourages all eligible students and employees to apply for renewal of their DACA protections as soon as possible. Free legal support services are available in your area to assist you with this effort.  Additionally, all 23 CSU campuses offer resources to support undocumented students.

As I have stated repeatedly since before last September, providing those with DACA status a clear path for the future – to complete their education and build their careers – is indeed a wise decision for California and our nation.

I continue to call on federal policymakers to stand up for our shared American values of inclusivity, opportunity and excellence – regardless of background or birthplace.

If you require financial assistance with the renewal fee, the Mission Asset Fund provides interest free loans for various USCIS applications fees, including DACA renewal."


Helpful information about renewal applications can be found here:

Campus Resources: https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Pages/campus-support.aspx

Mission Asset Fund: https://missionassetfund.org/immigration-programs/ 

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