DACA Students' Future Hinges on an Argument About Procedure
Daniel C. Vock, Education Dive
Beginning today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over whether the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should continue. The key question isn't about the program's merits but whether the Trump administration two years ago tried to end it in the right way.
Colleges and universities have a lot at stake: More than 120,000 of the 700,000 DACA recipients were enrolled in some form of postsecondary education as of September 2017, according to one estimate. Some schools also employ DACA participants as faculty or staff. And many emphasize that their underlying missions call for improving diversity and promoting education broadly.