Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision to deny certiorari, meaning that at this time, they will not hear arguments to overturn the lower court decisions to keep DACA in effect, is a rejection of the Administration’s efforts to bypass judicial review and attempt to force the Court to terminate DACA on a highly-accelerated timeline. We encourage students to renew their applications – as of right now it is more than likely that the DACA case will not be heard by the Supreme Court before October 2019.

What You Should Know

  • DACA is still at great risk of being terminated. This ruling doesn’t prevent another effort to terminate DACA protections; it merely allows lower court rulings allowing DACA renewals to remain in place for the time being.
  • DACA recipients should continue to renew. Eligible DACA recipients should get their renewals in as soon as possible (see below for the list of external resources).

Support for NIU Huskies

  • Contact Sandy López, Coordinator for Undocumented Student Support at or 815-753-2391
  • Read the DACA Frequently Asked Questions – from the Immigrant Legal Services Center
  • Connect with other Huskies at DREAM Action NIU meeting on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. in the Campus Life Building, room 100.
  • For students and families, learn more about new developments and DACA renewals.
  • Interested in helping? You can donate to assist undocumented students through the NIU Foundation.
    • Please direct donations to the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies Immediate Assistance Fund, which provides small grants for emergency needs for students who are ineligible for state and federal financial aid.

    This information is not intended to serve as formal legal advice

Contact Us

Sandy López
Coordinator for Undocumented Student Support
Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Campus Life Building 230

Virtual Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by appointment only

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