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. […]

Refugee College Guidance Counseling

Resources and Effective Practices for Refugee College Guidance Counseling Navigating the college application and admissions process can be overwhelming for many students, but for international students who have experienced displacement or are refugees the process can seem almost impossible. However, there are organizations working to support students in the process and address these challenges through […]

Syrian Youth Empowerment: A College Access Program for Displaced Students

A Refugee-led Initiative and Effective Practice in Improving College Access for Displaced Students Syrian Youth Empowerment (SYE Initiative, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers youth in conflict zones by providing a path to higher education. Founded and led by Syrian refugees who experienced first-hand the challenges associated with continuing higher education both inside and […]

Career Pathways for Undocumented Students With and Without Work Authorization: Income Generation

One of the top priorities that undocumented students and alumni have identified is the need to generate income as well as pursue career opportunities in their field of interest. The challenges are particularly acute for undocumented individuals without work authorization. This resource compilation provides materials, websites, recordings and presentations that are geared towards undocumented students […]

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, […]

One Refugee: Supporting Students From Refugee Backgrounds

Students from a refugee background resettled in the U.S. face a number of challenges in accessing higher education. This effective practice provides an overview of One Refugee (1R), a nonprofit organization based in Utah, that has made a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of college students from a refugee background. 1R provides students […]

5 Reasons Undocumented Immigrants Should Go into Tech

A resource created for and by undocumented individuals that dispels common myths around the tech industry and serves a window into the many benefits that entering the tech industry holds for the undocumented community. The resource, 5 Reasons Undocumented Immigrants Should Go Into Tech, provides an overview of what the tech industry is, how undocumented […]

TheDream.US Guides on Employment & Employees

The following employment and career guides, created by TheDream.US, provide helpful information for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders as they enter the workforce. These guides include an overview for individuals with DACA and TPS on their employment rights as Employment Authorization Document (EAD) holders and what information […]

Medical School for Pre-Med Undocumented Students, FAQs

Pre-Health Dreamers developed a guide, Frequently Asked Q&A: Medical School for Pre-Med Undocumented Students Across the Nation, for pre-med undocumented students interested in attending medical school. The guide answers questions that may come up as undocumented students consider their career path into medicine. It provides information on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), application timelines, […]

Walking the Talk: How University Communities Can Foster Opportunities for Refugee Students

Walking the Talk: How University Communities Can Foster Higher Education Opportunities for Refugee Students & Scholars As part of an ongoing collaboration to scope what the U.S. higher education community is doing to support refugees and at-risk migrants, the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and […]