Colleges head urges individuals to apply during court stay
■ Chronicle News Service
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the below statement on the federal court’s decision to temporarily block the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“Yesterday [Jan. 9], a federal district court in California granted an injunction against the Trump administration’s rescission of the DACA program. DACA allows individuals who were brought into the United States without documentation as children to remain in the United States, to work and to get an education.
“The Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges and I strongly supported this litigation and are pleased with yesterday’s ruling.
“We understand that the ruling will be appealed. Nevertheless, individuals who are due to renew their DACA status, including those who have been unable to renew in recent months, should apply immediately.”