On Nov. 1, 2017, Bucknell joined 49 other colleges, universities and community colleges in submitting an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California supporting the California Attorney General’s opposition to the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
An amicus brief is a court filing made by an individual or entity that is not a party to the litigation, but that has a significant interest in the issues before the court and wishes to share additional insights relevant to the amici. In this case, amici sought to help the Court understand the impact of the DACA rescission on higher education and the students benefiting from the program. As stated in the brief, institutions of higher education “… are devoted to the education of people to help them realize their ambitions and potential, and to contribute to their communities, to this country, and to the world. We pursue that mission on behalf of our students, regardless of national origin. Indeed, core to that mission is our commitment to equal opportunity.”
You can read the entire brief here.