(Los Angeles Times) The University of California sued the
Trump administration Friday for rescinding protections for immigrant
students without legal status, saying it unconstitutionally violates
their rights on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”
The lawsuit filed in the northern district of California is the first
legal effort by a university to block the Trump administration’s
decision to end protection from deportation of nearly 800,000 young
immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally before age
16, completed high school-level education and stayed out of trouble.
UC President Janet Napolitano, who was an architect of the program in
2012 as U.S. Homeland Security secretary, said the decision to sue the
federal government was not taken lightly. The 10-campus system educates
about 4,000 students — with teachers, researchers and healthcare
providers — who are in the country illegally.