Posts Tagged: undocumented students

Undocumented Immigrants and College: Tear Down the Walls

Immigration reform is gathering steam. In late January, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced an agreement on principles for immigration reform, that may include paths for undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship. Based on earlier immigration reform proposals, these pathways to “earning” citizenship will likely include earning a postsecondary degree after a high school diplo...

Papers? Fairfield Gets Grant to Study Undocumented Students

The Ford Foundation awarded Fairfield University a two-year $200,000 grant to lead a national study of undocumented immigrant students of Jesuit universities.Research at the university's Center of Faith and Public Life will seek to understand the connections between American Jesuit universities and undocumented students. The study will consider the best strategies to support and challenge undocume...

Bipartisan Support for DREAM Act

Amid mixed reaction to Arizona's immigration law, a new national poll reveals strong bipartisan support for the DREAM Act, federal legislation introduced by Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) that would provide undocumented students brought to the U.S. as children with the opportunity to earn permanent legal status.The undocumented students would have to meet certain requirem...