Resources to Support Undocumented Students

As educators, we have a responsibility to make sure education, at all levels, is accessible to all students, regardless of their immigration status. Here are some resources gathered by educators from universities and organizations in CA and AZ.

News, Analyses, and Information
  1. Immigration Professor's Blog
  2. Migration Dialogue, UC Davis
  3. Migration Policy Institute
  4. Pew Research Center
  5. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  6. Colorlines
  7. National Immigration Law Center

Educational Resources
  1. Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
  2. ScholarshipsA-Z
  3. College Board: Advising Undocumented Students
  4. Center for Labor Research & Education, UCLA
  5. National Council of La Raza: Keeping the Dream Alive
  6. DREAM Activist: Undocumented Students Action and Resources Network

Legal and Political Resources
  1. DREAM Act Fact Sheet by National Immigration Law Center
  2. DREAM vs. Reality: An Analysis of Potential DREAM Act Beneficiaries by Jeanne Batalova and Margie McHugh, Migration Policy Institute, 2010
  3. "U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade," by Jeffrey Passel, Pew Hispanic Center, and D'Vera Cohen, Pew Research Center, 2010.
  4. U.S. Congressional Budget Office - DREAM Cost Estimates
  5. "No DREAMers Left Behind: The Economic Benefits of DREAM Act Beneficiaries," by North American Integration and Development Center
  6. Letters from DREAM Act Supporter: Institutions of Higher Learning (posted by E4FC)

DREAM Act Organizations
  1. National Immigrant Youth Alliance
  2. United We Dream
  3. Dreamactivist.org
  4. Dream Into Reality (DIR)
  5. AZ Dream Action Coalition


California Specific Information


Additional Article Citations
  1. Abrego, Leisy Janet. 2006. “I Can’t Go to College Because I Don’t Have Papers”: Incorporation Patterns of Latino Undocumented Youth. Latino Studies 4(3): 212-231.
  2. Abrego, Leisy Janet. 2008. Legitimacy, Social Identity, and the Mobilization of Law: The Effects of Assembly Bill 540 on Undocumented Students in California. Law and Social Inquiry 33(3): 709-734.
  3. Abrego, Leisy J. and Roberto G. Gonzales. 2010. Blocked Paths, Uncertain Futures: The Postsecondary Education and Labor Market Prospects of Undocumented Latino Youth.Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk 15: 144-157.
  4. Gonzales, Roberto G. 2007. Wasted Talent and Broken Dreams: The Lost Potential of Undocumented Students. Immigration Policy Center 5(13): 1-11.
  5. Huber, Lindsay Perez and Maria C. Malagon. 2007. Silenced Struggles: The Experiences of Latina and Latino Undocumented College Students in California. Nevada Law Journal 7: 841-861.
  6. Olivas, Michael A. 2009. Undocumented College Students, Taxation, and Financial Aid: A Technical Note. The Review of Higher Education 32(3): 407-416.
  7. Olivas, Michael A., 2010. The Political Economy Of The Dream Act And The Legislative Process: A Case Study Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, 55 Wayne Law Review1757 (2010).
  8. Olivas, Michael A., IIRIRA, The DREAM Act, and Undocumented College Student Residency, 30 Journal of College & University Law, 435-464 (2004), also reprinted in 9Bender's Immigration Law Bulletin 307 (2004).
Information compiled for 2011 NASPA National Conference.

Contributors: Sefa Aina (Pomona College), Santiago Bernal (UCLA), Angela Chen (UCLA), Laura Enriquez (UCLA), Miriam Feldblum (Pomona College), Sergio Marin (Pomona College), Matt Matera (ScholarshipsA-Z), and Maria Tucker (Pomona College)