Supreme Court Decision on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
We will continue to update and inform our students and campus community on the recent June 18th Supreme Court DACA decision.
2020 SCOTUS DACA decision
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor the DACA program, allowing the program to continue. Please take a look at the following messages from Chancellor Timothy P. White and Fresno State's President Castro:
DACA Supreme Court Decision
What can DACA recipients do now?
When can I start renewing my DACA permit?
It is recommended by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to renew 120 to 150 days before your DACA Employment Authorization card expires.
Here is a link to a DACA calculator to help you calculate when it is best to submit your renewal:
For first time applicants
Here is a guide on DACA and what the recent Supreme Court ruling says about first time applicants.
For a list of documents you will need as a first time applicant please read through the ILRC list guide.
Schedule a consultation with a trusted legal representative. If you are a Fresno State student and/or current employee please contact the Dream Success Center for a legal consultation with an immigration attorney.
Continue your college education
In the state of California we have several laws that allow you to pursue higher education in public community colleges, the UC, and CSU's and participating private colleges.
- AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68: allows undocumented students to qualify for in state tuition.
- The California Dream Act (AB 130 & AB 131): These bills compose the CA Dream Act and give students who qualify under AB540/AB2000/SB 68 the right to apply for state financial aid, including Cal Grant A & B, Cal Grant C, institutional grants and community college fee waivers.
For more information visit the Cal State Resources for Undocumented Students
If you are interested in attending Fresno State please contact the Dream Success Center for guidance as an undocumented student:
DACA and Undocumented students can receive State financial aid
In the state of California we have the AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 laws and the CA Dream Act (AB 130 & AB 131). Together these state laws give you the right to apply for state aid.
Since these are state laws and they don't depend on Federal Legislation, DACA and undocumented students under AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 will continue to receive state aid regardless of their DACA status.
The Dream Success Center reminds and urges all students to continue renewing your CA Dream Act application every year you plan to be enrolled in college.
For assistance or guidance contact the financial aid office:
For further assistance please contact us at the Dream Success Center at Fresno State:
- Nearly 1.5 million people share a home with a DACA recipient, including more than 250,000 children born in the United States (source).
- Currently there are nearly 650,000 DACA recipients residing across the country (source).
- Approximately 29,000 healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, and pharmacists, rely on DACA protections to be able to provide critical care to communities across the country (source).
- DACA recipients are part of the front-line response to COVID-19 with roughly one-third working in essential services such as healthcare, transportation, warehousing, supermarkets, manufacturing, waste management, and more (source).
- Polling consistently shows that DACA enjoys overwhelming popular support (source).
- DACA recipients and their families pay approximately $5.7 billion in federal taxes and $3.1 billion in state and local taxes - that's nearly $9 billion that support communities across America (source).
- The average length of time a DACA recipient has lived in the United States is 20 years (source).
- Ending DACA would risk up to $460.3 billion in losses to the American economy over the next decade (source).
Know Your Rights
The California State University Supports our Dreamers
Learn about any communication and guidance regarding our Dreamers in the CSU. This is a great place to stay up to date on any critical information for students and campus community.