The Current State of DACA and What We Can Do to Help Our Students

The Current State of DACA and What We Can Do to Help Our Students

June 5th 2018

Panelists: Rachel Ray,  Maria Blanco, & Tanya Cabrera

The Immigrant Justice Interest Group Committee is proud to share with you to our first webinar regarding the current status of DACA students, their future options and what we can do to help. As you know, the current legal battle is uncertain and we want to engage in a thoughtful conversation with a panel of experts to enhance our understanding of the current situation and the choices we may have.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To learn about current litigation regarding DACA
  2. Discuss proposed legislation
  3. Review the options available to DACA recipients
  4. Identify ways in which faculty and community psychologists could help



Maria Blanco is the Executive Director of the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, Center, which serves the immigration-related legal needs of undocumented and immigrant students in the University of California system. A graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, Blanco has more than 20 years' experience as a litigator and advocate for immigrant rights, women's rights, and social justice.

Rachel_Ray.jpgRachel Ray is a Managing Attorney at the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center.  She is a graduate of UC Davis School of Law (J.D., Public Service Law Program Scholar) and Whitman College (B.A., Art History and Visual Culture Studies). Her immigration legal experience includes removal defense, family and humanitarian based immigration, and business immigration work at private firms and nonprofit organizations.


Tanya_Cabrera.jpgTanya Cabrera is Assistant Vice-Provost for Student immigration-related legal services for undocumented students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  One of Tanya’s responsibilities is to assure that DACA students at UIC receive all the supports they need to succeed.





You can view this video on our YouTube channel here.

SCRA DACA Webinar June 2018 PowerPoint slides