Depending where undocumented students reside, they may encounter policies that prohibit them from receiving in-state tuition, food and housing assistance, and other services that they would need to achieve social and economic mobility.
Advocates working to unlock internship, research opportunities for undocumented students
Student advocates and legal scholars are campaigning for the University of California system to hire undocumented students, as the number of immigrant students without DACA protections continues to rise.
Georgetown University lauds new federal regulation protecting undocumented students
Georgetown University recently expressed its support of a new federal regulation issued by the Department of Homeland Security that seeks to protect the DACA program from legal challenges.
The future of DACA at risk on its tenth anniversary
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program hit the 10-year mark facing an uncertain future—and concerns that more undocumented students are graduating high school without access to the program’s protections.
Georgetown reinforces its support for DACA
In a statement submitted to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Georgetown University said it is “a proud home to Dreamers” and asserted its support for a proposed rule that would strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Georgetown president signs letter in support of the 2021 Dream Act
Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia has cosigned a new letter from the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and the American Business Immigration Council supporting the Dream Act of 2021.
Biden to propose $35B more aid for higher ed, pursue debt cancellation
Colleges and universities wondering what a new administration and unified Congress could mean saw clear signals this week as President-Elect Joe Biden proposed a new infusion of support for higher ed and aides spoke of cancelling student loan debt.
New website highlights resources for undocumented students
Colleges and other higher education stakeholders are working to connect undocumented students with support as they shoulder both pandemic- and immigration-related threats to degree completion.
Supreme Court hears DACA case as higher ed urges program’s continuation
Universities and students looked on intently this week as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that will determine the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Georgetown urges Supreme Court to allow DACA to continue
Georgetown this month joined 18 other colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
How are colleges supporting undocumented students amid DACA limbo?
The uncertainty and family upheaval faced by undocumented students have prompted colleges to offer specialized support, such as emergency travel funds, legal aid, counseling, and online education options.
Addressing the unique challenges shouldered by transborder college students
U.S. universities in states that border Mexico are developing support systems, transportation options, and faculty policies that reflect the difficulties of attending class in one nation while living in another.