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Undocumented Students Tailoring current student affairs practices  to fit their unique needs Cecilia Lopez & Maggie Mahone...
Presentation Outline <ul><li>Present basic facts about undocumented students </li></ul><ul><li>Review national and state l...
Basic Information & Data
Terminology 1.  Bernal, S., & Chuan-Ru Chen, A. (2010, March 8).  Practitioner advocacy to improve undocumented student su...
Legal Definition <ul><li>Undocumented:  Foreign nationals who  “(a) entered the U.S. without inspection or with fraudulent...
National Data <ul><li>A note on accuracy of data  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 million undocumented youth under t...
Student Profile <ul><li>Perez ’s Developing Talent Study 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>182 undocumented student respondents </li...
The DREAM Act <ul><li>National legislation for students who show good moral character since entry and who came to the U.S....
College Access  <ul><li>K-12 Access:  Plyler v. Doe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1982 U.S. Supreme Court case  </li></ul></ul><ul...
Texas HB 1403 <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student must have:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>resided...
Sustaining and Supporting Sustaining  and tailoring current resources and practices to  support  the unique college experi...
Seven areas of Student Affairs
What to be aware of <ul><li>Continuous education on legal and support services </li></ul><ul><li>Professional and student ...
Academic Advising <ul><li>Support students to be academically successful </li></ul><ul><li>Some may fit aspects of the fir...
Housing <ul><li>Campus becomes a safe haven for undocumented students </li></ul><ul><li>Most essential services are locate...
Financial Services <ul><li>Trained financial aid counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Publish funding resources on institution web...
Study Abroad <ul><li>Usually disregarded as an option for these students </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate opportunities can exi...
Legal Services <ul><li>Make students aware of their rights and legal responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Resources availabl...
Counseling & Mental Health <ul><li>Professional, trained staff members can offer support for the unseen struggles facing u...
Career Services <ul><li>Career development process constrained by legal restraints  </li></ul><ul><li>Career decisions-mak...
Questions? <ul><li>Visit our website to access resources that can help you stay informed to best serve undocumented studen...
Sources <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gonzales, R. G. (2009, April).  Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented studen...
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Undocumented Students: Tailoring current student affairs practices to fit thier unique needs

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Presented by Maggie Maghoney and Cecilia Lopez at the ACA & APSA Professional Development Conference on 2/17/11. Presenters discussed how student affairs professionals can tailor their services to address the unique needs of undocumented students - from enrollment and financial aid to academic advising and career planning - to ensure that they have a successful college experience.

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Undocumented Students: Tailoring current student affairs practices to fit thier unique needs

  1. 1. Undocumented Students Tailoring current student affairs practices to fit their unique needs Cecilia Lopez & Maggie Mahoney February 17 th , 2011
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Present basic facts about undocumented students </li></ul><ul><li>Review national and state legislation concerning these students </li></ul><ul><li>Propose methods to tailor student affairs practices to fit the unique needs of undocumented students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic Information & Data
  4. 4. Terminology 1. Bernal, S., & Chuan-Ru Chen, A. (2010, March 8). Practitioner advocacy to improve undocumented student success [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from NASPA Annual Conference Archives website: http://archive.naspa.org/conference/cfp/coord/upload/2010%20NASPA_upload.ppt
  5. 5. Legal Definition <ul><li>Undocumented: Foreign nationals who “(a) entered the U.S. without inspection or with fraudulent documents, or (b) entered as a nonimmigrant, but then violated the terms of his or her status and remained in the U.S. without authorization.” 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Any student who is not a legal resident in the U.S. – no visa, no green card, or naturalized or born U.S. citizens </li></ul><ul><li>A note on student visas </li></ul><ul><li>Family Education Rights & Privacy Act </li></ul><ul><li>The affordability issue concerning readjustment of status </li></ul><ul><li>1 Badger, E., Yale-Loehr, S., & Lindsay, S. (n.d.). Undocumented students and eligibility for enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities . Retrieved from Miller Mayer, LLP website: http://www.millermayer.com/NewsandArticles/ UndocumentedStudents/tabid/307/Default.aspx </li></ul>
  6. 6. National Data <ul><li>A note on accuracy of data </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 million undocumented youth under the age of 18 (Perez, 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>65,000 graduate from high school each year 1 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated that approximately 13,000 of these students ever attend college </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gonzales, R. G. (2009, April). Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://professionals.collegeboard.com/‌profdownload/‌young-lives-on-hold-college-board.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Student Profile <ul><li>Perez ’s Developing Talent Study 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>182 undocumented student respondents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>71% enrolled in Honors and AP courses in high school  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average high school GPA: 3.48 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average college GPA: 3.10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College leadership role: 40% (CC) 44% (four-year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College community service: 61% (CC) 65% (four-year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Academic Awards: 45% (CC) 58% (four-year) </li></ul></ul>1 Perez, W. (2009, March 26). Sobreviviendo la crisis: The case of undocumented students . Lecture presented at California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA.
  8. 8. The DREAM Act <ul><li>National legislation for students who show good moral character since entry and who came to the U.S. at age 15 or younger at least five years before the date of the bill ’s enactment would qualify for conditional nonimmigrant status 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals must either attend a higher degree program for at least two years or serve in the U.S. armed forces for at least two years </li></ul><ul><li>History of the Bill since 2001 </li></ul>1 National Immigration Law Center. (2010, December). DREAM Act: Summary [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from http://www.nilc.org/immlawpolicy/DREAM/ dream-bills-summary-2010-09-20.pdf
  9. 9. College Access <ul><li>K-12 Access: Plyler v. Doe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1982 U.S. Supreme Court case </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA, 1996) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prohibits access to benefits unless U.S. citizens are also eligible. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In-state tuition laws and financial aid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>California, New Mexico, Washington, Utah, New York, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, New Mexico, and Wisconsin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial aid access: Texas & New Mexico </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Texas HB 1403 <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student must have: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>resided in Texas with a parent or guardian while attending high school in Texas; graduated from a public or private high school or received a GED in Texas; resided in Texas for the three years leading to graduation or receipt of a GED; and provided their institutions a signed affidavit indicating an intent to apply for permanent resident status as soon as able to do so. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sustaining and Supporting Sustaining and tailoring current resources and practices to support the unique college experience of undocumented students.
  12. 12. Seven areas of Student Affairs
  13. 13. What to be aware of <ul><li>Continuous education on legal and support services </li></ul><ul><li>Professional and student development </li></ul><ul><li>Students constantly battle feelings of shame, trepidation, anger, despair, marginalization, and uncertainty 1 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Triple minority status” : ethnic origin, lack of documentation, and economic disadvantages 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Socioemotional development 3 </li></ul><ul><li>1,2,3 Perez, W., Cortes, R. D., Ramos, K., & Coronado, H. (2010). Cursed and blessed: Examining the socioemotional and academic experiences of undocumented Latina and Latino college students. New Directors for Student Services, 131 , 35-51. doi:10.1002/‌ss.366 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Academic Advising <ul><li>Support students to be academically successful </li></ul><ul><li>Some may fit aspects of the first-generation college student experience </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly the only student affairs professional to ever be in contact with the student </li></ul>
  15. 15. Housing <ul><li>Campus becomes a safe haven for undocumented students </li></ul><ul><li>Most essential services are located on or near campus </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus living reduces the need for transportation </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus living counteracts the need to rent/lease an apartment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Financial Services <ul><li>Trained financial aid counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Publish funding resources on institution website </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to seek out private funding opportunities </li></ul>
  17. 17. Study Abroad <ul><li>Usually disregarded as an option for these students </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate opportunities can exist through programs that explore the rich cultures of the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>The department must be flexible and innovative in their program offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Some majors require study abroad experiences, which turn away undocumented students </li></ul>
  18. 18. Legal Services <ul><li>Make students aware of their rights and legal responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Resources available concerning barriers and options for their legal status 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration attorney referrals </li></ul><ul><li>1 Malagon, M. C., & Huber, L. P. (2006-2007). Silenced struggles: The experiences of Latina and Latino undocumented college students in California. Nevada Law Journal, 7 , 841-861. Retrieved from http://heinonline.org/‌HOL/‌Page?handle=hein.journals/‌nevlj7&div=41&g_sent=1&collection=journals#847 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Counseling & Mental Health <ul><li>Professional, trained staff members can offer support for the unseen struggles facing undocumented students </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of their immigration status: fear of deportation, uncertainty, and frustration 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality of services </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability of counseling sessions </li></ul>1 Albrecht, T. J. (2007). Challenges and service needs of undocumented Mexican undergraduate students: Students’ voices and administrators’ perspectives (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX). Retrieved from http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/‌bitstream/‌handle/‌2152/‌3542/‌albrechtt61669.pdf?sequence=2
  20. 20. Career Services <ul><li>Career development process constrained by legal restraints </li></ul><ul><li>Career decisions-making process </li></ul><ul><li>Many aspects of typical career counseling and planning conflict or are not relevant 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Effective networking </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of internships </li></ul><ul><li>Broad range of career exploration activities </li></ul><ul><li>1 Ortiz, A. M., & Hinojosa, A. (2010). Tenuous options: The career development process for undocumented students. New Directions for Student Services , (131), 53-65. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ss.367/abstract </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions? <ul><li>Visit our website to access resources that can help you stay informed to best serve undocumented students </li></ul><ul><li>sagradresources.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for attending! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Sources <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gonzales, R. G. (2009, April). Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students [Brochure]. Retrieved from http:// professionals.collegeboard.com/‌profdownload/‌young-lives-on-hold-college-board.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Ortiz, A. M., & Hinojosa, A. (2010). Tenuous options: The career development process for undocumented students. New Directions for Student Services , (131), 53-65. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ss.367/abstract Albrecht, T. J. (2007). Challenges and service needs of undocumented Mexican undergraduate students: Students’ voices and administrators’ perspectives (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX). Retrieved from http:// epositories.lib.utexas.edu/‌bitstream/‌handle/‌2152/‌3542/‌albrechtt61669.pdf?sequence=2 Badger, E., Yale-Loehr, S., & Lindsay, S. (n.d.). Undocumented students and eligibility for enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities . Retrieved from Miller Mayer, LLP website: http://www.millermayer.com/NewsandArticles/ UndocumentedStudents/tabid/307/Default.aspx Malagon, M. C., & Huber, L. P. (2006-2007). Silenced struggles: The experiences of Latina and Latino undocumented college students in California. Nevada Law Journal, 7 , 841-861. Retrieved from http://heinonline.org/‌HOL/‌Page? handle=hein.journals/‌nevlj7&div=41&g_sent=1&collection=journals#847 Perez, W., Cortes, R. D., Ramos, K., & Coronado, H. (2010). Cursed and blessed: Examining the socioemotional and academic experiences of undocumented Latina and Latino college students. New Directors for Student Services, 131 , 35-51. doi: 10.1002/‌ss.366 National Immigration Law Center. (2010, December). DREAM Act: Summary [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from http:// www.nilc.org/ immlawpolicy/DREAM/ dream-bills-summary-2010-09-20.pdf Bernal, S., & Chuan-Ru Chen, A. (2010, March 8). Practitioner advocacy to improve undocumented student success [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from NASPA Annual Conference Archives website: http://archive.naspa.org/conference/cfp/coord/upload/2010%20NASPA_upload.ppt Perez, W. (2009, March 26). Sobreviviendo la crisis: The case of undocumented students . Lecture presented at California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA.

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