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 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.
The U.S. Department of Education this week prepared to distribute more than $36 billion in emergency aid to colleges, announcing that it has reversed a Trump-era decision that barred undocumented and international students from accessing the funds.
The Washington Post recently profiled Georgetown Law student Agnes Lee, the first openly undocumented student to serve as editor-in-chief of the flagship journal at a top law school.
The Common App will remove questions thought to deter undocumented students from applying to college and will launch an artificial intelligence chatbot that guides students through the application process.
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Trump administration from immediately ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—a program that benefits nearly half of the nation’s 454,000 undocumented college 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.
Two percent of all students in U.S. higher education are undocumented, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis offering a closer look at where those 454,000 students live, when they arrived, and what kinds of institutions they attend.
Georgetown University this week welcomed Jennifer Crewalk, who will bolster the university’s undocumented student resources and help ensure the dignity and care of all members of the university community.
As higher ed awaits a Supreme Court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, university leaders are taking stock of existing policies and systems, recognizing that undocumented students could need new paths to financial aid, work experience, and legal representation.
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.
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.