Undocumented Students are the students who were born outside the U.S.; have no form of documentation; might have lived in the U.S. for a significant portion of their lives; or have entered the U.S. with a tourist visa and chose to stay after their visa expired. With the Obama administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) initiative paving the way for many undocumented students to pursue college without the threat of deportation, many universities are seeing an influx of applications among this special population. With 65,000 undocumented students graduating from U.S. high schools each year, those numbers are sure to increase as states begin to lower tuition costs and offer financial aid to these students.
This informative webinar by expert speaker, Paz Maya Oliverez, will provide an up-to-date information about the policies that impact undocumented students in higher education so that you are better-able to provide them with information, support, and guidance as they pursue their college and post-graduate aspirations. The session will also discuss how state and federal policies impact undocumented students in their state and on their campus.
Based on nearly 10 years of research and practice with undocumented high school, college, and graduate students and on-going investigation and training around relevant policies and practices, this webinar will offer participants insights into best practices for improving the college access and success of this ever-growing population. Paz will share information to dispel the myths about college-going, immigration and educational rights for undocumented immigrants across the nation. In doing so, she will provide information about state and federal policies that shape college access for undocumented students and offer best practices for establishing policies on your campus and in your state to support undocumented immigrant students.
Guidance on how to ensure that other professionals on your campus and in your community are well-informed about policies that impact your students will also be provided.
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Faculty Members Who Should Attend
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Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez
Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez is currently Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success at CSU Dominguez Hills, where she administers EOP, Summer Bridge, the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience, the Career Center, & Supplemental Instruction. Dr. Oliverez is also currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Masters ... More info