Student Narrative: Nallely Panduro Romayor

Nallely Panduro Romayor State: California TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “As an immigration rights paralegal, I work with the “Keeping Communities Together” team to help adults and unaccompanied minors seek relief from deportation before the San Francisco Immigration Court and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.” TELL US WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS… “Centro […]

Student Narrative: Isabel Shantal Robles

Isabel Shantal Robles State: California TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I came to the U.S. from Mexico when I was one year old and with the help of family and TheDream.US scholarship, I was able to earn bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work. I am now a social services practitioner for […]

Student Narrative: Cristina Constantino

Cristina Constantino State: California TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I’m a Spanish teacher for public middle school students in San Bernardino, CA, and a proud graduate of Cal State University, San Bernardino, and University of California, Riverside, where I obtained my master’s degree in education with a Spanish credential.” TELL US WHY […]

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 […]

Student Narratives: Presidents’ Alliance Dream Summer Fellows

Student Narratives: Presidents’ Alliance Dream Summer Fellows The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (Presidents’ Alliance) has been a host organization for the Dream Summer Fellowship since 2019. Through our partnership, we have hosted five fellows who have done outstanding work within our organization and have played a vital role in centering the voices […]

Expanding Refugee Access to In-state Tuition

Expanding Refugee Access to In-State Tuition Refugees, asylees, and/or other individuals with humanitarian visas, including Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), face unique challenges in navigating the college application and admissions process. One significant challenge is limited access to in-state tuition and state financial aid at all of their state’s public colleges and universities, particularly in the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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, […]