Aliento named in amicus brief along with 165 universities in support of DACA Recipients as DACA Heads to the Supreme Court.

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On October 4, 2019 the Presidents Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration submitted an Amicus Brief to the United States Supreme Court supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A total of 165 Universities from across the country signed on to an amicus brief supporting the roughly 700,000 young immigrants. Arizona State University is among them (Go Devils!) 

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An amicus brief (or friend of the court) is a legal document that weighs in on the subject matter, in this case supporting DACA recipients. This is a big deal, seeing 165 universities supporting DACA through a legal document. The future of DACA—and the futures of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers—will be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on November 12, 2019. The Court could hand down a ruling as soon as February 2020 determining if Dreamers will lose the ability to live, study, and work in the United States. 

You can view the document here

Our Founder + CEO, Reyna Montoya, is also highlighted as an exemplar DACA recipient, Student of ASU, and her community work here in Arizona through Aliento!


“the DACA program has allowed me to live without the fear of deportation, financial security, and ability to found my own social venture organization, Aliento. It is an honor to be highlighted within amicus brief with the 165 universities that want to protect our students and their future. Please continue supporting the work of Aliento and the DACA community, I ask you to donate $5,$10, or $25, anything will help us continue making our community an inclusive and welcoming place!”