Student Narrative: “Veronica”

“Veronica” State: Arizona TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I help coordinate virtual and in-office visits for patients at a medical practice. We work with patients who have COVID-like symptoms but have tested negative to ensure they have a treatment plan in place and can stay out of the hospital due to fear […]

Student Narrative: Oscar Hernandez Ortiz

Oscar Hernandez Ortiz State: Arizona TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I worked as a fifth-grade teacher through Teach for America and am now a prospective law student. I also serve on the Latinx Advisory Board for the Arizona Department of Education.” TELL US WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS… “In my role as a […]

Student Narrative: Vianey de Anda

Vianey de Anda State: Arizona TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I have worked with local non-profits to help improve my community since I was 16 and I am now the Civic Engagement Communications Director at Progress Now Arizona.” TELL US WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS… “I’m able to see first-hand how we can […]

Report: The Post-DACA Generation is Here

The Post-DACA Generation is Here Most of This Year’s 100,000 Undocumented High School Graduates Are Currently Ineligible for the Policy A new report finds that an estimated 100,000 undocumented students will graduate from high school in 2022, with most of them not eligible for DACA. The new FWD.us report, published in May 2022, The Post-DACA […]

Extending Access to In-State Tuition to Dreamers in Arizona: Issue Brief

Extending Access to In-State Tuition to Dreamers in Arizona: Issue Brief Arizona prohibits Dreamers who grew up and went to school in Arizona from accessing in-state tuition. Currently, both Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other undocumented students without DACA can access a non-resident tuition rate at 150% the in-state tuition rate if […]

Arizona Resources: Access to In-State Tuition

Arizona Resources: Access to In-State Tuition Introduction Arizona prohibits Dreamers who grew up and went to school in Arizona from accessing in-state tuition. Currently, both Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other undocumented students without DACA can access a non-resident tuition rate at 150% the in-state tuition rate if they have attended high […]

Undocumented Students in Higher Education (Updated March 2021)

How Many Undocumented Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration partnered with New American Economy to release an updated analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and […]

Promising Practices: Pima Community College (Transition to U.S. Workforce)

Transition to U.S. Workforce is a program for highly skilled immigrants and refugees who are able to speak, read and write English at an intermediate level or higher and have either some college or career/professional background from their country of origin. Currently, the program is on an as-needed basis using a workshop model. Workshops focus […]

Promising Practices: Pima Community College (Refugee Education Program)

The Refugee Education Program (REP) is a non-credit program within Pima Community College’s Adult Basic Education for College and Career (ABECC), which provides English Language Training (ELT) to adult students who hold refugee status. REP offers ELT classes at three levels: Adult Emergent Reader, Low Beginning, and High Beginning. The classes are held Monday through […]

Fact Sheet: Number of Dreamers Graduating from High School

On April 24, 2019, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released a new fact sheet: How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Graduate from the U.S. High Schools Annually? The research was commissioned by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The fact sheet may be downloaded using this link and can also be found at MPI’s website. […]