Undocumented Students

Undocumented Students

Your identities can be an important part of your career, and may influence how you explore your options, prepare your story, decide on opportunities, or approach your career goals. TC NEXT is dedicated to providing information and resources that can support you. We uplift the dignity and unique strengths of every individual within our community, regardless of their immigration status. The below resources have been collected to help you answer questions regarding identity disclosure, evaluating potential employers, the job search, finding community, understanding your legal rights, and more

Article: Books by, for, and about undocumented immigrants can have a profound effect on all readers. These stories can educate and inform readers who are far removed from their own families’ immigration experiences. They can also portray paths in life for undocumented readers that they may not have thought possible. Read the full list here.

Article: Disclosing Your Immigration Status as a DACA Recipient

Fact Sheet: DACA and TPS Holders: What You Need to Know as a Job Seeker (Fact Sheet)

Article: For undocumented students, a community to help them build health careers

Video: Mandeep shares her story of Applying as an Undocumented Student and how she was able to pay for college despite not qualifying for federal aid. 

Video: Income & Career Alternatives for Undocumented Students

Video: Disclosing Your Immigration Status During Job Interviews

Navigating Graduate School: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students – Guide details legal and practical concerns of undocumented students who wish to pursue graduate school. Topics addressed include the application process, accessing financial aid, transportation, employment, taxes and resources for support. 

Immigrants Rising has compiled a list of 302 graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.

My Undocumented Life aims to “provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system while undocumented, information on how to apply for DACA, upcoming immigration-related events, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers” 

UndocuBlack Network: “A network fighting to create space for currently and formerly undocumented Black immigrants to not only survive but thrive.”

The  New York State Youth Leadership Council NYSYLC is the first undocumented youth-led organization in New York. We work to empower immigrant youth through leadership development, grassroots organizing, educational advancement, and self-expression. Our goal is to give undocumented youth the tools and space to organize and create change in our communities.

Cosecha “is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States– a network of immigrant leaders, families, and workers running local and national campaigns.”

The Higher Ed Immigration Portal’s Page for New York-Specific Data and Resources for Undocumented and DACA Students integrates student data, economic contributions, state policies, effective practices, and other resources to learn about and better support the state’s undocumented, other immigrant, and international students in higher education. 

Dreamer Friendly Employers: visit this list of employers who signed a pro-DACA amicus brief or are TheDream.US employer partners.  

Understanding Employment Opportunities as an Undocumented Student

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