A Message from CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza on DACA

Dear CSN Family,

As many of you are aware, there was a recent ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Fifth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s ruling that DACA is illegal but stayed the decision pending the new DACA regulation set to take effect October 31, 2022. However, the lower court ruling preserves the current partial stay of its injunction, allowing current DACA beneficiaries to continue to maintain and renew DACA protection. DACA beneficiaries should continue to file renewals as soon as possible, as further DACA litigation activity is expected.

This decision has again left many CSN DACA recipients and others in a state of uncertainty and anxiety. The court ruling bars any new, first-time DACA applications, although current DACA recipients will continue to receive DACA protections and may continue to renew their permits.

As the most ethnically diverse college in Nevada, CSN has been clear on this issue in the past and our position remains unchanged. Our DACA-eligible students contribute to our identity and mission. We firmly believe every student – including undocumented and DACA students – should be able to pursue their goals and seek opportunities to improve their lives through higher education without fearing for their safety or future. DACA and undocumented students are valued members of our college and our community, and we will continue to support them and advocate for them.

It is imperative that Congress act as soon as possible to pass federal legislation to support an immigration solution for the hundreds of thousands of youths covered by the program.

We want you to be aware of resources and an upcoming events to support our immigrant and undocumented/DACA students:

CSN Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – offers free mental health counseling to all enrolled students csn.edu/caps

UNLV Immigration Clinic – offers free immigration assistance to CSN students and families, as well as assistance to all NV residents with DACA renewals

I Stand with Immigrants Day of Action
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Charleston Campus, Student Union
(outside of Student Union in the large open walking area)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
North Las Vegas, Main Building Lobby

DACA Renewal Clinic
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
North Las Vegas, Student Union, 130

Immigration & UndocuAlly Committee (formerly All Access Committee Diversity Committee) – for support, resources and to get involved
Co-Chairs Amy.Palmer@csn.edu or Esther.Pla-Cazares@csn.edu

Generation Dreamers Student Club
Co-Advisors Reina.Ferrufino@csn.edu or Esther.Pla-Cazares@csn.edu
Instagram: @csngenerationdreamers


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