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Papeles y Amores: Advancing Equity of DACA/Undocumented and Students in Higher Education

Papeles y Amores: Advancing Equity of DACA/Undocumented and Students in Higher Education

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Dr. Laura Enriquez discussed how Universities can foster educational equity for Undocumented college students from mixed-status families. The webinar explored four persisting barriers: financial need, academic distraction, mental health, and limited postgraduate preparation. Additionally, Dr. Enriquez discussed how immigration policy affects romance and family. 

 

See below for recorded webinar!

 

Featured Speaker

Dr. Laura Enriquez

Dr. Laura E. Enriquez

Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies
Lead for UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity 
University of California, Irvine

UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity (UC PromISE) is a multicampus initiative at the University of California that conducts research with the goal of informing policies and practices that will advance equity and inclusion for undocumented and immigrant-origin students. Our collaborative brings together top scholars in the field to conduct cutting-edge, policy-relevant research and uplift best practices to promote immigrant and student equity.

Author of Of Love and Papers: How Immigration Policy Affects Romance and Family.

SCOPE Scholarship for DACA Applications

As part of the webinar, the Student Community Of Progressive Empowerment (SCOPE) will provide an update on SCOPE Scholarship for DACA (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Applications. The scholarship provides funding opportunity for Texas State undocumented students with DACA to apply for funds to for their DACA application or renewal. This scholarship is raised and funded by SCOPE, peer organizations and supporters.

SCOPE was founded in 2015 by, with, and for immigrant students, and is the first student organization officially recognized by Texas State to support and advocate for immigrant students including undocumented and DACAmented students.