UndocuGrads at UC Berkeley

Throughout the nation there has been an increase of campus leaders and practitioners that have implemented support for undocumented students with and without work authorization at the undergraduate college level. However, there is still a gap in services and resources for undocumented students at the graduate level.  The University of California, Berkeley is leading the […]

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 […]

Limited Access: The Landscape of In-State Tuition for Displaced Students

State-by-State Tracker of In-State Tuition for Refugees, SIVs, Humanitarian Parolees, Asylum Seekers, and TPS Holders The International Refugee Assistance Project and Refugee Advocacy Lab conducted analysis of in-state tuition laws and policies in all 50 states as they would apply to humanitarian parolees, refugees, , asylum seekers, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) and TPS holders. The […]

Kentucky Innovative Scholarship Pilot Project

Supporting Displaced Students Kentucky is piloting an innovative approach to both supporting displaced students and promoting a trained and retained workforce in their state. The state is leveraging existing state funds to provide scholarships  and create a state-wide higher ed community of practice on how to enroll and support displaced students. Kentucky’s General Assembly passed […]

Fostering Migration & Trauma Informed Campuses

Psychological First Aid Training As colleges and universities aim to welcome students that have experienced displacement, it’s important to foster campuses that are migration and trauma-informed spaces.  One step some campuses are taking is Psychological First Aid (PFA) training. PFA is a tool that can be used for anyone, but can also be used to […]

Tuition Equity Policy Brief for Wisconsin

Tuition Equity Policy Brief for Wisconsin Dreamers of Wisconsin recently published a policy brief on tuition equity for undocumented students. This brief includes an overview of undocumented students in higher education, history of tuition equity initiatives, and it contextualizes the current state and institutional policies in Wisconsin. Additionally, this brief analyzes relevant research and social […]

Career Pathways for Undocumented Students With and Without Work Authorization: Income Generation

One of the top priorities that undocumented students and alumni have identified is the need to generate income as well as pursue career opportunities in their field of interest. The challenges are particularly acute for undocumented individuals without work authorization. This resource compilation provides materials, websites, recordings and presentations that are geared towards undocumented students […]

Immigration and Racial Equity for Immigrant and International Students

As the U.S. and its campuses continue to pay greater attention to the longstanding impacts of racial and social injustice, there is also an increasing focus on how campuses are tying together racial equity efforts and immigration issues—areas that often intersect and can lead to cumulative marginalization for certain student groups. The growing attention to […]

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 […]