Documenting the Undocumented

February 26, 2013

Roman Catholic colleges have emerged as a leading voice for undocumented students in recent years, admitting students brought to the U.S. by their parents illegally as children, helping them pay for their education and publicly advocating for changes to U.S. immigration law to give them permanent legal residency. Even at colleges that go out of their way to help those students, though, support systems can be patchy, liable to fall apart if a key staff member leaves, according to a survey of Jesuit colleges and universities released today by a team of researchers from three such colleges. The report, a survey of undocumented students at Jesuit colleges, as well as staff members and a few key community figures, encourages colleges to do more and lists some “best practices” in working with undocumented immigrant students.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed