DACA & Undocumented Students: Policies That Impact Legalization, Education & Employment

Wednesday, June 21 ~ 3:00-4:00pm (Eastern)

$ 425.00

The registration fee includes institutional access to the recording for one year.
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As the national climate around undocumented immigrants and immigration continues to shift under the current administration, it is critical that higher education professionals are informed about how state and federal policies impact undocumented students in their state, as well as how these policies shape students’ ability to legalize, secure funds for college, and gain employment.

In this webinar, the presenter will offer participants clarification about the role of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), up-to-date information about the status of DACA under the current administration, insight into the legalization process for both those who do and do not qualify for DACA and how to secure reliable legal assistance. The presenter will also share best practices for securing funds for college, including creative strategies for earning money through on-campus and off-campus employment. In doing so, she will also share knowledge gained from first-hand experience working directly with undocumented students and their campus and community allies. Guidance on how to ensure that other professionals on your campus and in your community are well-informed about what they can do to support undocumented students with the processes of legalization, fundraising for college, and securing short-term and long-term employment will also be discussed.

  • Gain a better understanding of state and federal education and immigration policies that impact the path to legalization, funds for college & employment for undocumented and “DACAmented” students
  • Gain a better understanding of how to provide legal support and other “know your rights” information to undocumented students
  • Learn proven strategies and best practices that undocumented students can use to secure the funds they need to support their college education
  • Learn about various employment opportunities available to undocumented and DACAmented individuals, including consulting, entrepreneurship, and more
  • Use the information and tools provided to develop a network of undocumented student allies on their campus and/or in their community
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Outreach & Recruitment Staff
  • Advising & Counseling
  • Retention Specialist
  • First-Year Experience Coordinators
  • Diversity Directors/Specialists
  • Enrollment Services
  • Any educator interested in learning more about how to support DACA students
“Undocumented students’ ability to legalize, secure funding for college, and gain employment was in a constant state of flux long before the current administration came into office, due to ever-changing state and federal policies. However, the current political climate has created a sense of urgency among students, advocates, and allies to ensure that undocumented students continue to have access to certain opportunities and resources, limited as they may be. Consequently, higher education professionals can play a critical role in ensuring that undocumented students of varying levels of documentation understand and receive guidance and support to navigate the processes necessary to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.”
Photo of webinar speaker Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez.

Dr. Paz Maya Olivérez is currently Associate Vice President of Student Success at CSU Dominguez Hills, where she administers several student support programs, including the newly established Toro Dreamers Success Center. Dr. Olivérez has spent the last 17 years working with underrepresented students, including undocumented students and is passionate about ensuring that all students have access to quality K-12 education and the preparation, guidance, and support to successfully pursue their college and career aspirations. She has worked with and served undocumented students, and provided training and professional development for school and college-based allies for more than a decade, and was instrumental in developing the first resource guide for undocumented students and allies in the state of California. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Counseling from CSU Long Beach, and a B.A. in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz.

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