Delaware State University is celebrating along with the Dreamers of the institution in the momentous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court invalidating a 2017 Trump Administration decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration relief program.
The June 18 ruling has prompted a collective huge sigh of relief for more than 600,000 undocumented children of illegal immigrants – particularly the 150 Dreamers who are enrolled at Del State through the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Those young people will now continue to be protected from deportation by DACA – which was created by a 2012 executive order by then-President Barack Obama.
“Our community can breathe easier,” said Tania Hernandez, a rising senior and nursing major at the University. “We as students in particular can now worry about more important things like our academics, rather than whether we are going to be deported out of the country.”