The U.S. Department of Education announces a new resource
A new guide designed to help school officials support undocumented immigrant students
Oct 21, 2015
Education Department Releases Resource Guide on Supporting Undocumented Students in High School and College
In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers, the U.S. Department of Education has released the first in a set of resource guides designed to help school officials support undocumented immigrant students.
The 63-page guide aims to clarify the legal rights of undocumented high school and college students, share resources about federal and private financial aid available to them, and discuss how to support youth applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) consideration or renewal. The DACA program allows students who came to the United States as children to apply for relief from deportation.
You can access the guide, "Supporting Undocumented Youth: A Guide For Success In Secondary And Postsecondary Settings" at:
Additional resources related to this topic and news release are provided below:
Superintendent Dear Colleague Letter, "Key Policy Letters Signed by the Education Secretary or Deputy Secretary": http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/secletter/151019.html
Higher ED Dear Colleague Letter, "Key Policy Letters Signed by the Education Secretary or Deputy Secretary": http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/secletter/151020.html
"El Departamento de Educación de EE.UU. publica Guía de Recursos sobre cómo apoyar a los estudiantes indocumentados en la escuela secundaria y la universidad": http://www2.ed.gov/espanol/news/pressreleases/2015/10202015.html