The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good and the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, in partnership with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), present a free, policy-based webinar on Wed., Nov. 12 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process. More details and presenter biographies are available on the registration page.
Presenters from the National Immigration Law Center, UC Berkeley’s Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence, and NIWAP, moderated by Joe Pena of Miami Dade College, will address how DACA has evolved with regards to the newly instated renewal process. The webinar will also address policy updates and implications of DACA—for higher education professionals at all levels—as well as crime victim-related forms of immigration relief that can include a path to lawful permanent residency.
The higher education field can play a key role in distributing information about these policies and protections, and in linking students to supportive local resources. It is crucial that professionals throughout the network of student support understand the multiple avenues that lead to legal immigration status, work authorization, lawful permanent residency and ultimately citizenship for students or their family members.
NASPA is committed to educating student affairs professionals about ways to support the success of undocumented students. For additional information that NASPA has made available, please read Kandy Mink Salas’ take on how student affairs professionals can support educational equity for undocumented students.