Faces of Dreamers: Daniela Gaona, Johns Hopkins University

Lack of funds nearly kept Daniela Gaona from achieving her dream of attending graduate school at Johns Hopkins University (MD) for a degree in mental health counseling, as dreamers are ineligible for federal financial aid or even state aid in some states. But emergency aid from her institution arrived just in time.

New Report Looks at Undocumented Student Resource Centers Across the Country

With support from the UndocuScholars Project at University of California at Los Angeles, a new study examines undocumented student resource centers in the United States. The research brief discusses major findings, common resources offered by USRCs, and the implications these resource centers have on policy, staff, and institutions as a whole.

Faces of Dreamers: Jorge Mendez Barcelo, Woodbury University

Jorge Mendez Barcelo is a Dreamer with ambition. He has already earned a master’s degree in business administration from Woodbury University (CA) and started his own tax consultancy business. Now he has his sights set on law school.

Faces of Dreamers: Lucero Estrada, Andrea Scarios Valazquez, and Alan Platon, Incoming College Freshmen

Recent high school graduates Lucero Estrada, Andrea Scarios Valazquez, and Alan Platon faced anxiety over the uncertain future of their immigration status as Dreamers and of the DACA program during their senior year.

Faces of Dreamers: Jacob Maldonado and Maria Campos, Trevecca Nazarene University

Dreamers Jacob Maldonado and Maria Campos, best friends and fellow students at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, persevered in their studies despite wondering if it was still worth pursuing their college degrees after the 2016 elections and political winds shifting against the DACA policy.

Faces of Dreamers: Rosa Sanchez, TheDream.US Scholarship Recipient

Rosa Sanchez, a leader and top in her class, worried about affording college given that Dreamers can’t receive federal student financial aid. Thanks to a TheDream.US scholarship, she can follow her dream of studying to be a neurosurgeon.

Faces of Dreamers: Josh Boloña and Karen Caudillo, University of Central Florida

Two candidates for student government president at the University of Central Florida were Dreamers: engineering student Josh Boloña and international relations major Karen Caudillo.

Faces of Dreamers: Diana Umana, Smith College

Originally from El Salvador, Diana Umana, a junior at Smith College (MA), and her family have been able to live in the United States without fear of deportation thanks to DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). But all of that changed over the past few months with the rescission of DACA in September 2017 and the subsequent move in January to end the protected status of 200,000 Salvadorans.

Faces of Dreamers: Karen Reyes of Texas and Other Teachers

Karen Reyes, who teaches deaf toddlers in Austin, TX, is one of roughly 9,000 Dreamers with DACA status who work as educators.

Faces of Dreamers: Hector Rivera Suarez, Guilford College

Rivera Suarez arrived in North Carolina from Mexico when he was 8-years-old along with his older sister and parents. Today, Rivera Suarez is the student body president at Guilford College in Greensboro and dreams of becoming a teacher.

The Time Is Now for Congress to Protect Dreamers

There is bipartisan support in Congress for legislation providing permanent protection for Dreamers and for passing such a measure by the end of the year. Contact Congress now to make your voice heard on this vital issue.

Faces of Dreamers: Santiago Tobar Potes, Columbia University

Dreamer Santiago Tobar Potes says after he arrived in the United States at age four, he watched television news to learn English. Now in his second year at Columbia University (NY), Potes writes in Civic Nation Voice on Forbes.com that the opportunity to study and gain a quality education “is the greatest gift I have ever received.”