Campus Update on the Appeal of DACA - Nevada State College
07.20.21 | Campus News | Home Page Feature

Campus Update on the Appeal of DACA

Dear Campus Community,

Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has ruled against the pending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) litigation, effectively freezing first-time applicants. This ruling will still enable the Department of Homeland Security to accept new applications and renewals for DACA but is temporarily prohibited from approving any of them. Visit to learn more about how this ruling impacts you based on your status.

Nevada State College stands in solidarity with our resilient community members who have been impacted by this deeply disappointing ruling. The success of DACA has transformed over 12,000 lives in the state of Nevada for DACA recipients, TPS holders, farmworkers, and other essential immigrants who are integral members of our communities.

We understand that this news challenges the pursuit of a higher education degree for many of the students we serve. The Office of Community, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) is taking various measures to ensure that our campus community is equipped with tools and resources:

  • DreamZONE Workshop: Presented in partnership with Arizona State University to over 55 community members around the state of Nevada. To learn more about this presentation, please contact
  • The hiring process of a Manager of Undocumented Programs is currently underway.
  • A future UndocuAlly Certification program is being designed to train faculty, staff, and student leaders to support our DACA/Undocumented community members.

To get involved in associated dialogues, programming or events, contact the Office of Community, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at

Please see resources below if you need support:

NSC Student Wellness Services (CARE Team): Counseling services, student emergency funds, food pantry, community resources.
Dream Big Nevada Organization: Support for First-time DACA recipients, up-to-date information on DACA news, additional resources for Nevada’s immigrant families.
UNLV Immigration Clinic: Consultation and legal services, DACA assistance.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: Eviction prevention clinics, ‘Know Your Rights’ immigration classes, family preparedness plan.

Additional Information:

Webinar: Rapid Response Briefing: The Texas Court Decision on DACA and Its Implications for Higher Education; July 21st 9am PST
ILRC: Community Alert- DACA Ruling
Immigrants Rising: Beyond DACA Toolkit
Informed Immigrant: Coping with DACA & Immigration Related Stress
United We Dream: Next steps following the decision
Resource Bank for Dreamers: Resource library for legal and educational support

Thank you for your continued support of all students in the state of Nevada and their pursuit of education.



Vickie Shields, Ph.D.
Acting President

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