Rapid Response Briefing on the recent DACA Decision by Judge Hanen

Rapid Response Briefing on the recent DACA Decision by Judge Hanen

On Thursday, September 21 at 12 PM ET/11 AM CT, The Presidents’ Alliance co-hosted a virtual one-hour Rapid Response Briefing on the Latest DACA Decision with the TheDream.US,, and MALDEF. Speakers addressed the legal context and implications of the most recent ruling on DACA, what it means for DACA recipients and undocumented individuals, and how higher education can support undocumented students in this time of need.

The briefing discussed how administrative and legislative actions can and must be taken to help undocumented students and dreamers as they face uncertainty.

Watch the briefing below:

Find the resources and speaker bios shared during the webinar here

Speakers included: 

  • Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF
  • Lindsay Harrison, Managing Partner, Washington, D.C., Jenner & Block LLP
  • Carlos Hernandez, Student, University of Houston, and DACA Recipient
  • Elsa M. Núñez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University and Co-Chair, Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee
  • Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Development, TheDream.US 
  • Diego Sánchez, Director of Policy and Strategy, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration