Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

News and Updates

On July 28, 2020, slightly over a month after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision holding that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should be restored to the original 2012 program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum limiting the DACA program. On August 21, 2020 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided written guidance on how it will implement the July 28, 2020 DACA policy.

For more information regarding DACA, the July 28, 2020 memorandum, and its implementation, please visit the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and National Immigrant Justice Center FAQs. 

While legal challenges to the July 28, 2020 DHS policy have been filed, the memo remains in effect.

Resources

In the wake of President Trump's actions regarding immigration, much confusion has been created among immigrant communities in the United States. To help better understand the current and changing legal landscape surrounding American immigration policy, CUNY provides the following legal resource for its students, faculty, and staff: webpage that lists legal resources designed to address the questions and concerns of students, faculty, and staff, as well as: 

TheDREAM.US

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. It offers the National Scholarship for eligible high school or community college graduates. For more information about this opportunity, please visit their FAQ page

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.