Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students now reflects new or revised policies in place for undocumented students in 2015, provides a more comprehensive view of what it means to be an ally to undocumented students, and offers additional resources to help you immediately put these 10 tips to practice.
This resource is meant to be used by educators, school administrators and allies who work closely with and are interested in better supporting undocumented students. Whether you're a long-time champion of undocumented students or a new educator just learning how best to support this population, there will be something useful in this resource for you.
If you're just starting out, it's most important to engage with an open mind, create a safe space for the students you work with, and learn about the most relevant immigration and education policies directly affecting undocumented students.
For those of you who are already working with undocumented students, consider taking your allyship to the next level by connecting your students with community leaders and role models, helping students access scholarships for college, and educating yourself about reputable sources of legal assistance to refer your students to.
No matter where you are on your journey as an ally to undocumented students, it's important to build your own network of ally educators to share lessons and resources with.
If you find the resource helpful, please share with three other educators and/or allies you know.
Questions or suggestions? Reach out to Jose Arreola, E4FC's Training & Community Relations Manager.
The following articles were written by E4FC and have been reprinted with permission from the Journal of College Admission. They originally appeared in the Winter 2010 issue, number 206. Copyright 2009 National Association for College Admission Counseling.