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Colleges And Universities Should Become Sanctuaries For The Undocumented

Elliott Young | Posted 11.21.2016 | College
Elliott Young

Immigrants are among the groups most vulnerable to a Trump presidency, but colleges and universities can protect their students, faculty and staff from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by declaring themselves sanctuaries for undocumented people.

Undocumented Valedictorian Takes Down Trump In Epic Speech

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices

A Yale University-bound woman has just become the second high school valedictorian in Texas to reveal that she's an undocumented immigrant. Larissa Ma...

Internet Freaks Out When High School Valedictorian Reveals She's Undocumented

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.09.2016 | Latino Voices

A high school valedictorian who tweeted seemingly innocuous photos of her graduation last week drew major backlash -- and subsequent support -- by men...

Blaring Sirens And Arrests Greet Campus Protesters In Georgia

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Students protesting at Georgia State and Georgia Tech are prepared to stay indefinitely.— Freedom University (@FU_Georgia...

This Medical School’s Effort To Help Dreamers Could Benefit Entire Communities

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Latino Voices

When Diana Andino first started researching medical school -- something she had been working toward for years -- she hit a brick wall. Andino, who wa...

America Should Think Hard Before Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Like Me

Martine Kalaw | Posted 01.18.2017 | Latino Voices
Martine Kalaw

As Congress continues to debate whether to deport undocumented immigrants back to "where they belong," let's pause to consider what such a statement means. If you're anything like me, it should leave you perplexed.

Undocumented Students: A Teacher's Perspective

Nancy Barile | Posted 12.10.2016 | Education
Nancy Barile

For many years, at the end of their senior year, I'd have ten to twenty students in my classroom who were depressed, demoralized, and sometimes even suicidal. They felt that their futures were cut off - despite the fact that they had done everything right by getting good grades and being active and involved school citizens.

As an Undocumented Immigrant, It's Easier to Get My MD-PhD Than a U.S. Visa

Cesar Montelongo | Posted 11.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Cesar Montelongo

The fundamental reason that I was accepted into an MD-PhD program is because I was given a chance. And yet at one point in my visa application process, the chance of obtaining legal residence became non-existent.

The Online College That's Helping Undocumented Students

NPR | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving ...

From Undocumented Latino to Alumnus of the Year

Liesel Reinhart | Posted 07.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Liesel Reinhart

Here's a story that stands in stark contrast to Donald Trump's troubled depiction of undocumented individuals in America. As a child Rafael Agustin Guerrero was brought to California from Ecuador by his parents.

Elise Foley

Dreamers Plead With Texas Lawmakers: Don't Take Away In-State Tuition | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Even with in-state tuition rates, it's been difficult for Katia Carmona to pay for college. The 25-year-old undocumented immigrant, who has lived ...

Denying Higher Education to Undocumented Students is a Roadblock to Future Economic Growth

Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Zenen Jaimes Pérez

Every year, of the at least 122,600 undocumented seniors in the country's high schools, only around 2,000 are expected to graduate with a college degree.

'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials and Tribulations of an Undocumented College Student

Matthew Ogbeifun | Posted 01.08.2015 | College
Matthew Ogbeifun

National Immigration Reform is the hope that Nestor and thousands of other undocumented students hang on to. They hope that one day it will allow them to be more visible and start giving back to the society that raised them.

Displaced Students and Youth: A Global Perspective

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Thai-Huy Nguyen and Marybeth Gasman Day two of the Salzburg Global Seminar on "Marginalized Students and the Institutions that Serve Them" has just c...

Undocumented at Harvard

Lisette Candia | Posted 12.06.2014 | College
Lisette Candia

My name is Lisette Candia; I am a junior at Harvard College. I am undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic.

5 Terrifying Facts About Undocumented Asian Americans

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Sahra Vang Nguyen

America prides itself as being the "Land of Opportunity." It's about time we ensure that opportunity is a real possibility for all people living in this country.

How American Schools Are Preparing For A Surge In Young Immigrants

edweek | Lesli A. Maxwell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Latino Voices

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. As the federal government scrambles to respond to an unpreced...

Rick Scott Signs 'Historic Legislation' To Help Undocumented Students

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

(adds background on law and political campaign in Florida) By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 9 (Reuters) - Fl...

Will Florida Grant In-state Tuition to Undocumented Students?

Juan Escalante | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Juan Escalante

With so much back and forth on the issue, it will be up to both Democrats and Republicans to come together and ensure that this is a victory for both Florida and undocumented youth, not their political parties.

Why I Need Emilio Vicente to Be Carolina's SBP

Alice Wilder | Posted 04.19.2014 | College
Alice Wilder

Lately, many of my friends have been asking me why I care so much about who is Chapel Hill's next Student Body President. They want to know why I stop...

Giving Dreamers a Chance

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.12.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Resistance to immigration reform is, in many ways, a last grasp at salvaging the majority; but sociology is a tidal wave that inchoate outrage cannot stanch.

Samantha Lachman

Emilio Vicente Runs To Help All Undocumented Students | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrant Emilio Vicente is on the ballot Tuesday in North Carolina. The job is short-term but offers a significant platform: Vicente, a ...

Chris Christie: Undocumented Students Can Pay In-State Tuition

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Students who are undocumented immigrants will be allowed to pay lower, in-state tuition at New Jersey public universities and col...

Support the North Carolina 'One State, One Rate' Campaign

Emilio Vicente | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Emilio Vicente

We are calling on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, to grant in-state tuition to undocumented students.

Freedom University Starts School Year With Good News

EFE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Atlanta, Aug 16 (EFE).- Freedom University, which offers courses with university credits for undocumented youths barred by regulation from Georgia's f...