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, further limiting opportunities due to the benefits provided by DACA such as work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. This article follows a graduate student’s process starting from their admissions, the need for institutional advocates, funding, research-related travel, and interactions with other undocumented students.
How Can We Improve Graduate Training for Undocumented Students? Ethnic and Nativity-Based Inequities in Political Science Graduate Education
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