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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/08/2017 06:22 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/08/2017 06:22 PM
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University of California Sues Trump Administration on Repeal of DACA Program

Oakland, CA...The University of California today (Sept. 8) filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”

The lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its acting secretary, Elaine Duke, is the first to be filed by a university seeking to stop the Trump administration’s recently announced decision to end the DACA program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 undocumented young people to legally live, work and study in the United States.

UC President Janet Napolitano, who was secretary of DHS from 2009 to 2013, created the DACA program in 2012, setting in place a rigorous application and security review process. Applicants for DACA were only approved if they were in or had graduated from high school or college, or were in the military, or an honorably discharged veteran. They cannot have been convicted of a felony or major misdemeanor or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

“Neither I, nor the University of California, take the step of suing the federal government lightly, especially not the very agency that I led,” Napolitano said. “It is imperative, however, that we stand up for these vital members of the UC community. They represent the best of who we are — hard working, resilient and motivated high achievers. To arbitrarily and capriciously end the DACA program, which benefits our country as a whole, is not only unlawful, it is contrary to our national values and bad policy.”

The lawsuit asks the court to set aside the Trump administration’s rescission of DACA because it is “unconstitutional, unjust, and unlawful.”

“As a result of the Defendants’ actions, the Dreamers face expulsion from the only country that they call home, based on nothing more than unreasoned executive whim,” the complaint reads.

“The University faces the loss of vital members of its community, students and employees. It is hard to imagine a decision less reasoned, more damaging, or undertaken with less care. ... Defendants’ capricious rescission of the DACA program violates both the procedural and substantive requirements of the APA (Administrative Procedure Act), as well as the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.”

UC has approximately 4,000 undocumented students, a substantial number of whom have DACA, as well as teachers, researchers and health care providers who are DACA recipients.

The lawsuit was filed with the pro bono support of the law firm Covington & Burling, LLP.

As today’s legal action demonstrates, UC continues to take a leadership role in protecting its DACA and other undocumented students. The university is committed to using all available resources to support the thousands of Dreamers who are currently enrolled at UC campuses, as well as other undocumented students. Those resources and services include:
  • Continuing to allow California residents who are Dreamers to pay in-state tuition;
  • Maintaining the DREAM loan program for financial aid;
  • Offering legal services to our undocumented students;
  • Supporting campus-based student service centers; and
  • Directing campus police not to contact, detain, question or arrest individuals based on suspected undocumented status, or to enter agreements to undertake joint efforts to make arrests for federal immigration law violations.

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Here we go again
Posted on: 2017-09-08 19:49:17   By: Anonymous
Oh Great! Talk about Hypocrisy.
Now we'e got a known embezzler, thief, Fraudster, liar, Con-artist of a Democrat operative suing the greatest President in the 21st century.

This is more bizarrely funny than a Maxine Waters speech.

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    Re: Here we go again
    Posted on: 2017-09-08 20:29:28   By: Anonymous
    She/He CACA

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      Re: Here we go again
      Posted on: 2017-09-09 02:46:42   By: Anonymous
        Edited By: thepinetree
      On: 2017-09-09 05:23:19

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        Re: Here we go again
        Posted on: 2017-09-09 15:38:32   By: Anonymous
        Obama goes away unscathed on his unlawful action.
        Have you noticed the ratcheting up of prices on everything? What's causing the hyperinflation?

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          Re: Here we go again
          Posted on: 2017-09-09 15:49:03   By: Anonymous
          Where was DHS honcho Janet Napolitano when Obama executive ordered this DACA illegal program? So much for appointments of qualified experts.

          Funny, how so few can put so many in INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.
          Will America wake up before it's too late?

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            Re: Here we go again
            Posted on: 2017-09-09 20:05:22   By: Anonymous
            Send agents to all the UC campuses to round up the illegals, arrest Big Sis too for aiding, abetting and conspiracy to commit criminal acts.
            This probably falls under the RICO Act.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-08 20:10:36   By: Anonymous
Funny how the crookedest get rewarded! BIG SIS, as she's known in the bull dike circles is a complete loser! She jumped ship on Barry when the frying pan got a little too warm! Only a UC system university would throw her credentials away, why not, the whole system, that is the UC system is sick!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-08 22:12:06   By: Anonymous
It's nice to see someone sue Trump just because they don't like what he did!

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    Posted on: 2017-09-09 05:25:27   By: Anonymous
    Is that a Adams Apple?

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      Posted on: 2017-09-09 13:54:24   By: Anonymous
      That's not a adams apple , that's a nut sack !

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-09 08:57:57   By: Anonymous
We would have been in court constantly with Barry, but most Consevatives I know work ,and didn't have the time Snowflakes have to protest, sue, and complain about a real President, instead of a race batter!

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    Posted on: 2017-09-09 16:08:05   By: Anonymous
    Trump must be getting tired of straight winning.

    Screw UC, lets round em up!

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      Posted on: 2017-09-10 07:30:05   By: Anonymous
      what has the a-hole won?

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        Posted on: 2017-09-10 10:03:43   By: Anonymous
        Lying crooked trump is a joke ...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-10 11:08:35   By: Anonymous
Why do so many bloggers always accentuate the negative, eliminate the positive and emphasize the derogative? When you post a comment, being kind and courteous is much better. Give it a try and enjoy being one of the good guys.

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    Posted on: 2017-09-10 12:40:03   By: Anonymous
    Screw you soft liberal!

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Janet Reno is unconstitutional!
Posted on: 2017-09-10 13:27:09   By: Anonymous
She screwed the UC System out of millions and continues to warp the system she fights so hard to keep corrupt! DRAIN the UC SYSTEM of such Sychophants! FREE the minds of UC citizens ...get rid of Reno!

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    Re: Janet Reno is unconstitutional!
    Posted on: 2017-09-11 16:16:20   By: Anonymous
    Isn't DACA illlegal? Isn't she head of the UC system that has a secret slush fund? Funny how a string of illegal activities follow people, but they always claim to be persecuted. Don't you dare question my actions, you 'fill in the blank'.

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