Opportunities for Employment-Based Pathways Session Resources

SUCCESS Convening, March 30, 2024 | 3:45-4:50 pm Rice University This session focused on the opportunities to support undocumented students and alumni, with and without DACA, to pursue existing employment-based immigration options.  Speakers will discuss H-1B visas and other employment-based immigration pathways, Advance Parole, Path2Papers initiative, Legal Pathways that Work initiative, as well as efforts […]

Advising Meets Institutional Advocacy: Creating Systems of Support for Undocumented Students

The percentage of undocumented students in higher education is lower than their U.S. citizen peers and even lower for undocumented students pursuing graduate and professional programs. Advisors and administrators can support the advancement of undocumented students through higher education through self-teaching, advocacy, and coalition building. Advising and working with undocumented students includes understanding immigration and […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) medical students – an examination of their journey and experiences as medical students in limbo

This article focuses on DACA medical students’ experiences and contributions to the US healthcare system. A mixed-methods study on the career intentions and experiences of DACA medical students was performed utilizing survey data and in-depth interviews. The academic performance of a convenience sample of DACA medical students was compared to that of matriculated medical students […]

The Termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)Protections and Medical Education in the U.S.

This article examines how the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy poses unique challenges for medical education and healthcare. A survey on DACA was administered online using Qualtrics Software System to 121 unique U.S.-MD granting medical school admissions leadership using e-mails between January 2018 and April 2018. This study found […]

Learning from Undocumented Students: Testimonios for Strategies to Support and Resist

This article covers how undocumented students and their families are in the crossfire as the Trump administration has taken an aggressive stance to criminalize, deport, and degrade them. Through the testimonios of three undocumented immigrant college students and graduates, this article sheds light on their memorable moments in high school and college to extract lessons […]

Achieving the Dream, Uncertain Futures: The Postbaccalaureate Decision-Making Process of Latinx Undocumented Students

This qualitative study examined the decision-making process of undocumented college students pursuing graduate degrees, and how their commitment to matriculate in higher education programs is shaped by a myriad of social, familial, financial, and institutional factors. This study drew on 2 years of ethnographic data from a sample of 20 undocumented graduate students. The authors […]

Undocumented Chicanx/Latinx Graduate Students: Illuminating Home-Based Sources Of Support

This qualitative research study explores the experiences of Chicanx/Latinx undocumented graduate students in higher education and specifically examines the home-based teachings and learnings employed by their parents to access and navigate higher education institutions. The study is guided by the research question: How do undocumented Latinx graduate students make sense of the forms of support […]

How Can We Improve Graduate Training for Undocumented Students? Ethnic and Nativity-Based Inequities in Political Science Graduate Education

This article highlights the unique barriers that undocumented students face during graduate training and proposes potential solutions. The author calls attention to the demographic diversity of undocumented students and the significant Asian and Pacific Islander subpopulation; as well as the fact that not all undocumented students are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Thus, […]

The Long-Term Impact of DACA: Forging Futures Despite DACA’s Uncertainty

This report presents results from the UnDACAmented Research Project, which examines how young people have experienced their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status from 2013-2019. DACA provides temporary relief from deportation and work authorization, allowing beneficiaries for social mobility such as access to higher education and professional employment. This report summarizes the experiences of […]

Discourse and Power: Building Educational Pathways with Undocumented Students

The authors research the labor contract negotiations that occurred on September 12, 2013 by undocumented undergraduate students and graduate students who testified before the University of California (UC) to include UC Teaching Assistants, Readers, and Tutors as job opportunities for undocumented students. During this negotiation, (1) Students described how current university policies and systems prevented […]