President Jill Tiefenthaler emailed a letter today regarding the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She reaffirmed "CC's commitment to enrolling and education exceptionally talented students from all backgrounds, including undocumented students and those with legal status under the DACA executive order".
Briefly stated, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was enacted in 2012 to allow certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receiver a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
This issue has been under debate. In December 2014, 26 states filled a suit in the District Court for the Southern District of Texas requesting that the court enjoin implementation of both the DACA expansion and Deferred Action for Parents of American (DAPA) program. The following February (2015), that district judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the expansion from going into effect while Texas v. United States was being heard. That case dealt with the constitutionality of DAPA. (See State of Texas et all v. United States of America, et al. (PDF). South District of Texas Notable Cases Information Document 226. 7 April 2015) After progressing through the court system, an equally divided (4-4) Supreme Court left the injunction in place, without setting any precedent. (See Slip Opinion form the United a Supreme Court (PDF) June 23, 2016 and listen in at United States v. Texas. Oyez Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech. n.d. Nov. 19, 2016.)
In June of this year, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced that it would rescind the earlier executive order expanding the DACA program, and the DACA program would continue to be reviewed.
See Homeland Security's page, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), for official information about the process.