Traveling on Advance Parole: A Guide for DACA Recipients

This post contains resources from American University’s Defending The Dream AU Initiative and other partners on Advanced Parole and information on what the program is and how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients can apply for it. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an Advance Parole document may authorize a non-citizen who […]

Timeline for Refugee Students: From Application to Arrival on Campus

Process Overview The process for refugee student entry under a new “P4 category” would involve coordination between the implementing organization (I.O.), overseas partner organizations, the U.S. government and higher education institutions. From application to arrival on campus, the process would take about 22 months. This chart outlines the process for refugee students. The chart is part of […]

Report: The Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

University Sponsorship of Refugee Students: Initiative on Increasing U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students The need for collective action to support refugee students could not be greater. Forced displacement has doubled in the past decade, and among the displaced are thousands of university-aged youth dreaming about continuing their education. While 39 percent of students are […]

Investing in Social Support Systems for Students Directly Affected by Immigration

Colleges and universities have opportunities to support undocumented students in many ways. A new guide published by in September 2021, Investing in Social Support Systems Will Enhance the Higher Ed Experience for Students Directly Affected by Immigration, identifies key ways for colleges and universities to support students directly affected by immigration through systems that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]