Report: Higher Education and Success for Undocumented Students Start with 9 Key Criteria

Report: Higher Education and Success for Undocumented Students Start with 9 Key Criteria A higher education is the key to social mobility and economic security in the U.S. However, many undocumented students and graduates face the dual barrier of ineligibility for college supports in addition to lack of employment opportunities due to their undocumented status. […]

Florida’s In-State Tuition Waiver for Dreamers

Florida’s In-State Tuition Waiver for Dreamers: What You Need to Know In February 2023, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a set of legislative proposals on immigration, including a measure to strip in-state tuition access from Dreamers. The passage of this measure could impact more than 40,000 undocumented students enrolled in higher education in Florida. What […]

Student Narrative: Kevin Roth

Kevin Roth State: Florida TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I started my career in ministry – mentoring young people to help them find their potential and become leaders. I was the multimedia manager responsible for our media productions. I moved into the teaching field and am now a secondary math teacher as […]

Student Narrative: Damela Cedelias

Damela Cedelias State: Florida TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I am a passionate educator on a mission to empower young minds. With the help of TheDream.US Scholarship, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and earned my master’s degree in Education. For the past four years, I’ve been working as […]

Student Narrative: “Piet”

“Piet” State: Florida TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “Today, I am an E.R. Nurse working on the front line to help save those who have the coronavirus.” TELL US WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS… “I am now in position where I can help those who have the greatest need. Every time I go […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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. […]