Mary Yanik, director of the Tulane Immigrants' Rights Law Clinic, says the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling barring President Trump from ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is recognition that "the Trump administration’s rescission of the program was unlawful, arbitrary and capricious.

"The Court held that the federal government was required to consider the reliance interests of the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients who live, study and work in our communities," Yanik said. "This surprising victory is because of years of organizing by Dreamers across the country, who have proudly declared that their home is here.”

As director of the Tulane Immigrants' Rights Law Clinic, Yanik oversees law students in their reprsentation of detainees, migrant workers, children and other immigrants with critical legal needs working through the U.S. Immigration system. Working alongside licensed attorneys, students work on behalf of clients and community groups in a variety of settings — immigration agencies and courts, state and federal courts, as well as workshops in detention centers and/or community centers.

Yanik is available to comment on the Supreme Court ruling and can be reached at myanik@tulane.edu.