MIT Files DACA Amicus Brief

December 2017

On November 1, 2017, MIT joined 18 peer institutions in filing an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The DACA program was established by the Obama Administration in 2012, and applied to certain U.S. residents who were brought to the U.S. as children but have not acquired legal immigration status. Over the past 5 years, it has allowed these young people, sometimes referred to as “Dreamers,” to reside in the U.S. without fear of deportation, and has provided them authorization to work legally. The Trump administration repealed the DACA program in September. Read more about MIT’s response to the DACA repeal on the MIT News Site here. Additional information and FAQs about DACA can be found on the Chancellor's website.