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Statement on DACA decision

June 18, 2020

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision (Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.) is a victory for the members of our Law School Community who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, as well as for their families and supporters. This decision defers their deportation and allows them to apply for work authorization in the United States.

DACA recipients at Loyola include current law students as well as many other individuals throughout Loyola’s undergraduate and other graduate programs. These students are invaluable members of our law school community and will be invaluable members of our legal profession. They pay taxes and, as importantly, contribute to this country’s social and cultural fabric. We applaud the Court for its decision and now call on Congress to pass legislation to ensure a permanent solution that will provide protections for immigrants in the United States.

Michael J. Kaufman
Dean of the Law School and Vice Provost
Loyola University Chicago