Trudy Rebert and Karen Tumlin Celebrate DACA Win as Federal Judge Finds Wolf Appointment Unlawful

Trudy Rebert (’13), Staff Attorney with the National Immigration Law Center, and Karen Tumlin (’05), Founder of the Justice Action Center, were quoted in a Common Dreams article discussing their win for DACA as Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that Chad Wolf was not lawfully appointed as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, striking down a July 28 memorandum which included a bar on accepting new applications for DACA and shortened the validity of work permits (“‘Victory’: Federal Judge Invalidates Latest Trump Effort to Kill DACA,” Nov. 15). “This is a victory for our courageous plaintiffs, DACA-eligible youth across the country, and all of our communities,” Trudy said. Karen called on Congress to “pass permanent protections for these immigrant youth,” and was also quoted in The Washington Post. “There’s an urgency; people have been waiting since 2017. It is unacceptable for the Trump administration to cut corners and make changes in unlawful ways. I consider it a big victory.” (“Judge Rules Acting Homeland Security Secretary Appointment Unlawful, Which Could Have Implications for DACA,” Nov. 15).