Updated July 2, 2018
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s third travel ban. The ban prevents certain nationals from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela from entering the U.S. We recommend that students, faculty, and staff from any of the eight countries (except those who have dual-citizenship and are traveling under a passport issued by a country other than one of the eight countries) consult with the college’s immigration attorney before traveling outside of the United States.
On April 24, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled in favor of Microsoft, Princeton University, and a DACA recipient in a challenge to the Trump administration’s rescission of DACA. The decision requires the administration to accept new DACA applications, accept applications for advance parole and renew deferred status for existing DACA participants. The judge’s decision is stayed for 90 days to allow the administration to provide a valid rationale for ending the program.
On February 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a request by the Trump administration to hear an expedited appeal challenging the ruling of a federal court judge on January 9th that blocked the rescission of the DACA program. The federal court judge’s decision now awaits a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
On February 26, a federal court judge in California issued a preliminary injunction ordering the trump administration not to revoke enrollment in the DACA program without adequate notice, explanation, and an opportunity to respond.
On February 13, a federal judge in Brooklyn issued a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the Trump administration from ending the DACA program. The ruling does not require the government to accept new applications and does not prevent the government from denying renewal applications on a case-by-case basis.