DACA SCOTUS Case Explained by the Experts

Today, the Supreme Court released a major decision that stops the Trump administration from dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Below, find a list of scholars who are available to be contacted for comments and analysis by journalists writing about the Supreme Court decision and its implications.

Vanderbilt University

Expert on the work experiences of undocumented young adults and the effects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals federal program. 

City University of New York

Expert on the role of the federal judiciary in U.S. immigration policy, and the institutional evolution of the Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals.

University of California, Davis

Expert on immigration detention, deportation, and the intersections of immigration and criminal law; and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

University of Colorado, Denver

Expert on undocumented immigrant youth, specifically the role of state and local contexts in shaping their educational trajectories, work and career development, and participation in activism. 

University of South Florida

Expert on the immigration of Latinos in the United States and Florida, as well as Puerto Rican migration. Her research addresses issues such as how undocumented youth and young adults negotiate their presence in this country and manage the trials of being undocumented (including DACA’s affect).

American University

Expert on migration, urban issues, health disparities, vulnerable populations, and social movements. He compares immigrant integration and ethnic political mobilization in the U.S. and Western Europe.

University of California, Los Angeles

Expert on on immigration, racial politics, and social movements from Black Lives Matter to the Immigrant Rights Movement.

Northeastern University

Expert on how contemporary immigration is changing U.S. racial dynamics particularly with regard to racial classification and interracial relations, and how being an immigrant influences one’s experiences of life and integration in the U.S.

University of California, San Diego

Expert on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant "illegality." His work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity.

University of South Florida

Expert on migration, citizenship, and how legal institutions shape everyday experiences of immigrant communities.