Understanding and Supporting College Students from Immigrant Families

Using U.S. Census Bureau data, researchers at the Migration Policy Institute found that students from immigrant families comprised 28 percent of college enrollees in 2018 and 58 percent of the increase in overall college students between 2000 and 2018.

Faces of Dreamers: Arisaid Gonzalez Porras and Anahi Figueroa-Flores, Georgetown University

Georgetown University students Arisaid Gonzalez Porras and Anahi Figueroa-Flores are just your average Dreamers—who also want to represent Georgetown students as leaders of the Georgetown University Student Association.

Faces of Dreamers: Martha Paz, University of Texas

University of Texas student Martha Paz’s story is not unique. Like over 124,000 other Texans, she also received a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) designation during the Obama administration.

Faces of Dreamers: Carlos Aguilar, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Despite attending Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, 28-year-old Carlos Aguilar does not want to be your token Dreamer.

Faces of Dreamers: Arlin Karina Téllez Martínez, Trinity Washington University

Arlin Karina Téllez Martínez has no apologies to offer. She is a Dreamer, in more ways than one, and proud of it.

Faces of Dreamers: Yanet Limon-Amado, Virginia Commonwealth University

When Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) senior Yanet Limon-Amado co-founded UndocuRams, a student organization advocating for undocumented students, she channeled her uncertainty into action.

The Impact of DACA and Its Impending Status on Recipients

In a recent article published by the Center for American Progress (CAP), Tom Wong and collaborators published the results of a survey on the economic and educational outcomes of individuals protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Faces of Dreamers: Gloria Martin, Veronica Galles, and Berenice Zuñiga, College of Southern Nevada

Gloria Martin, a freshman at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), worries what will happen if she is unable to renew her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

Faces of Dreamers: Rosa Ruvalcaba Serna, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

To pursue her dream of helping others and becoming a practicing nurse, Rosa Ruvalcaba Serna advocated for Dreamer nursing students in Arkansas.

HSIs Are Narrowing Racial Gaps for Latinx Students

Hispanic student enrollment in higher education has doubled in the last decade. Where are these students going, what do they need, and how do Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs) fit into the equation? On Episode 03 of dotEDU, John Aguilar of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and our hosts explore those issues and more.

Faces of Dreamers: Marco Ortiz Sanchez, University of California, Irvine

Growing up in San Diego, Marco Ortiz Sanchez slept in blankets on the floor—his family didn’t own any mattresses. He came to this country with his parents when he was just six months old and is now a sophomore business administration major at the University of California, Irvine.