Transfer Process for Undocumented and Refugee Students: Models and Considerations for 2 & 4 Year Institutions

Transfer Process for Undocumented and Refugee Students: Models and Considerations for 2 & 4 Year Institutions Public community colleges enroll around 4,662,364 students.¹ Additionally, immigrant-origin students accounted in 2018 for 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students, in higher education.² Community colleges often serve as the gateway into higher education for many immigrant and […]

Minimum Standards for Offering Education Pathways for Refugee Students to a Third Country

Global Task Force on Third Country Education (GTF) Minimum Standards: Complementary Education Pathways The Global Task Force on Third Country Education Pathways (GTF) promotes and supports the expansion of tertiary education as a complementary pathway for refugee students. Increasing the number of higher education pathways will not only help grow the number of refugees enrolled […]

Building Effective Support for UndocuEducators to Thrive and Persist in Higher Education

Undocumented educators (or “UndocuEducators”) are a vital resource to undocumented students to ensure their success in higher education. Their shared lived experiences provide them with special expertise and cultural competency to more effectively guide their students through college. However, UndocuEducators face challenges that make it difficult for them to retain and thrive in their roles. […]

Immigration and Racial Equity for Immigrant and International Students

As the U.S. and its campuses continue to pay greater attention to the longstanding impacts of racial and social injustice, there is also an increasing focus on how campuses are tying together racial equity efforts and immigration issues—areas that often intersect and can lead to cumulative marginalization for certain student groups. The growing attention to […]

How University Sponsorship of Refugee Students Could Work

How Refugee Students Can Access The New College And University Pathway The Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students created a proposed program model, How Refugee Students Can Access The New College And University Pathway, for colleges and universities to be able to directly sponsor refugee students.  The university sponsorship program would conduct intentional […]

FAQ on Experiential and Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

The purpose of this document, FAQ on Experiential and Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students, is to provide campuses and their legal counsel with information on developing nonemployment-based, funded experiential opportunities for undocumented students. This document sets forth legal considerations pertinent to experiential and funding opportunities that institutions may consider providing to undocumented students.  The following […]

Law School Resource Guide for Undocumented Students: Getting to Law School

As state policies in certain states make higher education more accessible and affordable for undocumented students, many have gone to pursue graduate and professional degrees. One such option is a law degree, also known as the Juris Doctor (J.D.), which typically takes three years to complete. Immigrants Rising published a new resource in September 2021, […]

Student Voices for Refugees – Toolkit

The Student Voices for Refugees Toolkit is a comprehensive toolkit that provides resources for and about students from a refugee background. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are nearly 82.4  million displaced people around the world. This toolkit aims to help members of the U.S. higher education community to expand […]

Refugee Advocacy and Higher Education Access

In February 2021, the Presidents’ Alliance, the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Rutgers Global hosted a convening on Refugee Advocacy and Higher Education Access. The objectives for the convening were the following: Energize a large cohort of students – both those already engaged and those […]

Career Counseling Support for Undocumented Students

A guide for career service offices to ensure strong career counseling support for undocumented students. 1. Be Partners in the Work. Strong Career Services professionals commit to do their own, ongoing work. Awareness and reflection is key when facing biases, as well as understanding the strengths and weaknesses career service professionals bring in supporting all […]