At My Undocumented Life, we have compiled a list of key information & resources to help you better serve students who are undocumented (with or without DACA) or from mixed-status families (i.e., where at least one member is undocumented).
We will continue to expand this resource page so please make sure to bookmark it!
Founder of My Undocumented Life, Carolina Valdivia, and colleagues published a guide meant for educators, counselors, and administrators who work closely with undocumented students. The guide is based on research conducted with undocumented high school students and school personnel. It features information on the set of challenges facing undocumented students in their pursuit of a higher education, key research findings, as well as several recommendations for administrators, teachers, aides, and counselors to better support undocumented students and those from mixed-status families.
Immigrant rights organizations frequently host webinars that provide information about the latest immigration policy updates, best practices when working with undocumented students, and the wide range of resources available for them. We recommend checking out these posts for information on how to attend an upcoming webinar or view available recordings.
RESOURCES TO SHARE WITH YOUR STUDENTS
If you work with undocumented high school students, share this page with them so they can get access to information about making the most of their high school experience, how to apply to college while undocumented, scholarships open to undocumented high school students, and more.
If you work with undocumented college students, encourage them to check out this page where they can find advice from fellow undocumented students, information on the grad school application process while undocumented, support networks, and more.
If you work with undocumented graduate students, share this page with them so they can find essential information and resources about how to pay for graduate school as an undocumented student, how to gain research experience, and more.
If you have a student who has questions about applying for or renewing their DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), refer them to this page where they can obtain the latest updates about the program.
The political landscape is constantly changing. Check out this page to stay up-to-date with the latest immigration-related news and policies.
Whether you are looking for ways to support community efforts, considering becoming an organizer, or already a leader in your community, here are resources to help you stay connected and up-to-date, including news about upcoming events, webinars, and more.
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At My Undocumented Life we provide up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and allies. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advance Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers. Learn more about our work here: “About Us“