Opportunity to travel to Mexico: Open to undocumented college and graduate students with DACA

By CAROLINA VALDIVIA

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The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute and “Citizenship Now!” at the City University of New York (CUNY) just announced an opportunity to travel to Puebla, Mexico from January 10 to January 16, 2017.A small group of undergraduate and graduate students from CUNY will travel to Puebla for one week to explore the history, culture, politics and economics of this migrant-sending region. This opportunity is open to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and (by special permission) students and graduates of other institutions.

Students must apply to participate and will be evaluated by the following criteria: CUNY Becari@s, and students born in Mexico will be given priority in admission, especially students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Spanish: written and spoken ability; seriousness of purpose/interest. CUNY Citizenship Now will provide free legal services for the filing of Advance Parole.

The full cost of the program is $1750 per person. This includes housing and meals, airfare, ground transportation, insurance, program fees, Advanced Parole Filing Fees (if applicable). Not included: meals during travel, incidental expenses. Some scholarship funding may be available for a limited number of participants, please complete financial section of the application to be considered for this funding. Upon acceptance a $25 deposit is required to hold the spot, $500 is due December 30 and the balance is due on January 6.

The deadline to apply is December 6, 2016

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: An Introduction to Migrant-Sending Regions in Puebla, México

For additional advice regarding traveling with advance parole in light of the election results, please check out these two posts:

Traveling abroad with Advance Parole before January 19, 2017? Here’s some advice by the Undocumented Student Program at UCB

Advice regarding Advance Parole after the election results

Make sure to bookmark and share our more general Post-Election Information page which contains other relevant information and resources.

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