Post-Election: What Educators Can Do to Support Undocumented Students

November 28, 2016

This comprehensive guide provides concrete actions educators can take after the 2016 national election.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

June 1, 2016

This practical guide provides concise, clear advice on how to best support students who might be eligible for, or have already obtained, DACA status. 

DACA At Year Three: Challenges and Opportunities in Accessing Higher Education and Employment

February 15, 2016

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has helped its beneficiaries in several ways, including increased access to in-state higher education programs, improved earnings, and better access to short-term certificate and job training programs at community colleges.

A Portrait of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Recipients: Challenges and Opportunities Three Years Later

October 1, 2015

This report details the findings of a survey of nearly 2,000 DACA recipients. 

Lessons from the Local Level: DACA’s Implementation and Impact on Education and Training Success

January 3, 2015

This report, which compiles findings from seven states with high immigrant populations, examines achievements and challenges in the high school, postsecondary, adult education, and legal service arenas. 

At Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona

September 12, 2012

Young undocumented immigrants who receive work permits through President Barack Obama's deferred-action program may be eligible to pay lower in-state tuition.

DREAMING BIG: What Community Colleges Can Do to Help Undocumented Immigrant Youth Achieve Their Potential

September 1, 2012

This report provides offers community colleges promising practices and recommendations to serve undocumented students in five critical areas: increasing college access, making college affordable, supporting college readiness and success, offering alternatives for adult learners, and improving college retention and completion.The report also highlights federal and state measures to increase postsecondary educational access for undocumented students, including in-state tuition and financial aid policies; describes the challenges facing undocumented students, and illustrates the economic and social benefits of improving educational access for this population.

Relief from Deportation: Demographic Profile of DREAMers Potentially Eligible under the Deferred Action Policy

August 1, 2012

There are approximately 1.76 million unauthorized immigrant young adults and children in the United States who currently are — or in the future would be — potential beneficiaries of the deferred action initiative, which was announced by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on June 15, 2012.

Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students

January 1, 2012

Undocumented immigrants face tremendous difficulties when seeking a higher education.

Learning to Be Illegal: Undocumented Youth and Shifiting Legal Contexts in Transition to Adulthood

August 1, 2011

This article examines the transition to adulthood among 1.5-generation undocumented Latino young adults.