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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 related to O4All or the employment by state entities of individuals who do not have federal work authorization. 

Resource List

Employment-Based Pathways Overviews

ILRC and Path2Papers: Employment-Based Immigration Visas for DACA Recipients

National Immigration Forum: Adjustment of Status through Work Visas for DACA recipients: An Explainer.

FWD.us video (DACA recipient at Microsoft): Watch the video here. 

Advance Parole

Informed Immigrant Higher Ed Partnership on Advance Parole and DACA 

Traveling with Advance Parole in 2024, Informed Immigrant – Comprehensive guide to AP including how to apply and FAQs. 

Apply for Emergency Advance Parole as a DACA Recipient, Informed Immigrant – Describes the circumstances in which someone would be eligible for emergency AP and the steps to apply. 

Leveraging Advance Parole to Support DACA Recipients as DACA is Under Threat: A memo for higher education institutions – This is the one we co-published with you

Advance Parole in a Business Setting: Using Advance Parole to Support DACA Employees – This is the companion AP memo for businesses, but could be helpful to higher ed folks if they are looking into employment-based opportunities for DACA recipients to travel on AP.

5 Ways to Support Employees With DACA Blog Post – Emphasizes AP and employment-based sponsorship. The Microsoft video featuring Joel’s story is at the bottom of this page.

Supporting DACA Team Members: A Guide for EmployersA more holistic guide for supporting DACA employees, but does not have quite as much detail on AP or EB options.


Dellara – A DACA recipient and attorney starting her application process for AP.

Bambadjan Bamba – Recaps his Advance Parole trip to visit his home country, the Ivory Coast.

Opportunity for All

Legal Theory and Legal Expert Letter

Undocumented Student Network and Student Stories:

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