DACA Amicus Brief and Communications Toolkit

On October 4, 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance, in collaboration with Perkins Coie, filed an amicus brief in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the consolidated cases in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the case on November 12, 2019, with a decision anticipated to be issued close to the end of June, though it could come as early as the beginning of 2020.

On October 8, 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance and partners will officially publicize the filing of the amicus brief through a press statement, social media, and other communications materials.

Below, we provide links for partners to download the final draft of the brief and a communications toolkit containing sample statements, social media, op-eds, and campus messages to publicize an institution’s participation in the brief.

Additionally, we share a memorandum created by the #HomeIsHere campaign that outlines and summarizes all amicus briefs filed in support of DACA, including the list of 1,400 educational, legal, business, and non-profit signatories.


  • On June 18, 2020 Presidents’ Alliance responded the Supreme Court’s decision that the rescission of DACA was unlawful by issuing a press release.
  • Presidents’ Alliance joined as a signatory on United We Dream‘s amicus brief in support of DACA. The brief was filed on December 15, 2021. In total there were 83 signatories in addition to UWD, including 60 colleges and universities.

Last updated December 17, 2021.