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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Students and Immigrants in Medicine and Healthcare: Challenges and Barriers

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration hosted a webinar, International Students and Immigrants in Medicine and Healthcare: Challenges and Barriers, on May 26, 2021. International students and immigrants in the medical and scientific fields are a highly visible group in the U.S., from the corridors of medical schools and hospitals to research laboratories. Despite […]

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 […]

Guide for Undocumented High School and College Students

Informed Immigrant launched a new Guide for Undocumented High School and College Students in English and in Spanish. This guide has resources and information for undocumented high school and college students, both with and without DACA. The goal of this guide is to equip undocumented youth and educators with resources and knowledge to help students […]

Career Outcomes and Pathways of International Students and Alumni

It is only in recent years that research has begun to document the career outcomes and pathways of international students and alumni. The following resources include key evidence on the longer-term trajectory of international students that have studied in the U.S. and have either remained in the U.S. or returned home. Career Prospects and Outcomes […]

Fellowships and Other Non-Employment Based Opportunities for Undocumented Students

For higher education institutions interested in examining funding opportunities for its undocumented students, it is important to ensure that a fellowship or internship opportunity is not an employment relationship: “Institutions may be able to provide internship stipends to students who accept off-campus internships. For example, students who accept an unpaid internship to further their study/training […]

Undocumented Graduate Students Initiative

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration (Presidents’ Alliance), in collaboration with university and organizational partners, established the Undocumented Graduate Student Initiative in September 2019 to develop resources for institutions seeking to recruit, enroll, and support undocumented graduate and professional students, as well as for undocumented students seeking to pursue graduate or advanced degrees. […]