UndocuTeacher Resource Center Guide

One of the top priorities that undocumented students and alumni have identified is the need to access resources that are tailored to meet their unique educational and workforce needs and experiences. The UndocuTeacher Resource Center (UTRC) is a resource made by undocumented professionals for undocumented aspiring teachers. The UTRChas been co-developed in collaboration with various […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Promising Practices: Highline College (The Puget Sound Welcome Back Center)

The Puget Sound Welcome Back Center at Highline College (PSWBC) in Highline College is a program that aids educated professionals recertify to work in the United States. Individuals educated internationally receive help on the pathway to return to their chosen career in Washington State. PSWBC started in 2008, initially serving healthcare professionals, but in 2014 expanded […]

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 […]

Educational Resource Binder: College Access For Undocumented Students in California

The Educational Resource Binder is filled with crucial, up-to-date information educators, students, and allies can use to increase college access for undocumented students in California. The binder ensures individuals have the resources they need to support undocumented students who are pursuing higher education. Binder Sections Educator Picks Undocumented Student Profiles In-State Tuition & Residency California […]

Higher Education Guide to Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

This resource provides guidelines and suggestions for higher education institutions who wish to establish and implement funding and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate undocumented students. The guide compares admissions and funding opportunities for undocumented students, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, provides an overview of funding and financial aid options, and […]