Latest DACA Ruling Leaves Students in Limbo

Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance, said the ruling doesn’t change the status quo. The federal government hasn’t been able to process new DACA applications since the decision in 2021. Still, she described this latest development in the program’s ongoing legal saga as “distressing, anxiety-producing, disappointing” to undocumented students. She predicts the case will make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it will again face a “precarious future.”

Most undocumented students at this point don’t benefit from DACA protections because of applications waylaid by court rulings and the program’s requirement that recipients must have arrived in the U.S. before 2007. But colleges and universities increasingly have faculty, staff members and alumni who hold DACA status, Feldblum said.

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