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 […]

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 […]

Promising Practices: Miami Dade College (Foreign-Trained Professionals Program)

The Miami Dade College Foreign-Trained Professionals (FTP) program is a one-stop-shop for individuals with foreign academic credentials seeking to continue their careers in the United States. As such, the program provides academic guidance and support services for credit and non-credit students seeking information regarding the credentialization of foreign degrees, licensing, and certification courses. The goal […]

Promising Practices: Miami Dade College (REVEST Program)

Established in 1999, the Refugee/Entrant Vocational Educational Services Training (REVEST) Program is a comprehensive program of adult instructional credit and non-credit courses, designed to improve the employability of eligible clients in Miami Dade County, including refugees, asylees, and lawful permanent residents (LPR). Name of Community College: Miami Dade College (https://www.mdc.edu/). Title of Program: Refugee/Entrant Vocational […]

Informed Immigrant Guides

Our guides and Resource Library are continually refreshed with the latest guidance and materials curated from respected organizations like the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) so you can stay informed. The guides cover the following topics: (1) Supporting Undocumented Students’ Mental Health: Dealing with Trauma & Anxiety, (2) Mental […]

“How Can I Get My Papers?” Full Report

Released in December 2019, How Can I Get My Papers?: Lessons Learned From A Decade of Online Legal Intakes for Undocumented Immigrants, contains a comprehensive analysis of a decade of legal screenings for close to 3,000 undocumented immigrants, including findings related to immigration relief, access to counsel, educational attainment, criminal backgrounds, eligibility for Dream-related legislation, […]

Promising Practices: Alamo Colleges District (Education Training Centers)

The Brackenridge (BETC) and Harlandale Education and Training Centers (HETC) have led the Alamo Colleges District for nearly 20 years in providing direct assistance to undocumented students, including Dreamers, and their families in a friendly, welcoming, and bilingual (English/Spanish) environment.  Serving as the link between the ACD and immigrant students, the Centers provide preliminary enrollment […]