UCI Law professors, student fight Trump's DACA decision

First-year UCI Law student Viridiana Chabolla Mendoza

Two UCI Law professors and a first-year student filed suit against President Donald Trump, seeking to block the administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Profs. Leah Litman and Mark Rosenbaum are serving as co-counsel in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and Viridiana Chabolla Mendoza 1L (right) is one of six plaintiffs leading the charge.

Additional co-counsel for the plaintiffs include Theodore Boutrous Jr.Ethan Dettmer, Jesse Gabriel, and  Katie Marquart of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Luis Cortes Romero of Barrera Legal Group; Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UCI Law, and dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School; and Judy London, Public Counsel.

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