“Regardless of how one feels about the results, there has been a national election,” Willard told Fulton Superior Court Chief Judge Gail Tusan. “There is going to be a new administration in January. And the future of the DACA program is very much in doubt with the incoming administration.”
Charles Kuck, the attorney for the plaintiffs in the case, told the judge the state was bringing up issues that have nothing to do with the case. Kuck pointed to how the regents’ policy requires universities to verify the “lawful presence” of people applying for in-state tuition and then he highlighted federal records that say DACA recipients are considered legally present in the U.S.