Resources for Educators

This list is for faculty and staff in higher education to support undocumented and DACA student populations.

Advising Undocumented Students

There are an estimated 65,000 undocumented students — children born abroad who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents — who graduate from U.S. high schools each year. These children are guaranteed an education in U.S. public schools through grade 12, but may face legal and financial barriers to higher education. What can you tell undocumented students about their options for college?

Black, Undocumented and Fighting To Survive

Link to article in Huffington Post that highlights how Black Undocumented populations are rendered invisible. 


Welcome to TheDream.US’ resource library. Here you will find a list of links, toolkits, guides, references and other information pertinent to DREAMers.


Get an overview of the experiences of current Black undocumented students and recommendations to better reach, engage with, and support this student population from Immigrants Rising: Transforming Lives through Educaiton.

Higher Ed Immigration Portal

A new digital platform that integrates data, policies, and resources about DACA and undocumented, other immigrant, international, and refugee students to support immigration reform and federal policymaking, fuel change at the state and campus level, and build a diverse movement of partners and stakeholders advocating for these students.

Informed Immigrant

There are many things that you can do to create educational environments in which students of all backgrounds can thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. Teachers, in particular, can create inclusive and safe learning environments for all students by incorporating lesson plans and classroom activities that are designed to cultivate empathy and trusting relationships, create a sense of belonging, and reduce discriminatory stereotypes and actions.

My Documented Life

If you are an educator or counselor working with undocumented youth, make sure to check out these helpful resources. We are continually expanding this list as more information comes in so be sure to return to this page periodically.

Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

We are an alliance of American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities.

Stress Related to Immigration Status: A Brief Guide for Schools

This brief guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and its effect on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can support families in the context of this unique stressor. Please note that the information included in this document was obtained from published reports as well as suggestions from mental health professionals, teachers and other school staff. It is our hope that others might contribute to this guide; in this way it can be a dynamic compilation of practical ideas to support our community members. If you have additional comments or suggestions to add to this report, please feel free to contact us.

The Education Trust-West

Resources for Educators to Support Undocumented Students and Families

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff.

United We Dream UndocuPeers: Liberating Campus Climate Presentation

Part One: Knowledge and Awareness and Part Two: Skills and Action 

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