NSHE Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling on DACA

LAS VEGAS — Following the ruling last week by a federal judge in Texas that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful, the Nevada System of Higher Education issues the following statement:

“NSHE and its institutions reaffirm our strong commitment to our DACA and undocumented students systemwide. In keeping with the academic missions of our campuses, we will continue to support an equitable and inclusive campus environment at all eight NSHE institutions for our more than 107,600 students.

We anticipate this decision will be appealed, and the ruling has no immediate effect on the current DACA community. The decision has blocked only the federal government’s approval of new DACA applications.  Current DACA status remain protected and renewals will continue to be processed.

We are watching the process very carefully and stand ready to advocate on behalf of our students to establish clarity and certainty.  Concerned students with questions based on this ruling should reach out to their campus resources, which can be found here: https://nshe.nevada.edu/leadership-policy/administration/academic-student-affairs/students/dacaundocumentedstudents/

About NSHE

The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting research universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges, and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.