Additional Information for DREAMers
- The context of having a parent, sibling or relative without documentation, or not being documented oneself, is a unique stressor that cannot solely be understood as generic stress or trauma. This brief guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and its effect on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can support them.
- The Department of Education has published this 2015 Guide for Supporting Undocumented Youth in secondary and post-secondary settings.
- United We Dream: A Portrait of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Recipients is a 2015 report on the experiences of DACA recipients in the three years following the program’s inception.
- The American Psychological Association has produced a video entitled "Undocumented Americans," in which three Dreamers share their stories of how they are fighting hard to achieve their piece of the American dream. This video calls for valuing the contributions of and caring for all members of our society, even those without documentation.
- The UW-Madison Center for DREAMers provides services through a holistic and intersectional approach such as legal, educational, mental, and social services, and career resources to the DACA community in Wisconsin through presentations and community outreach as well as support through culturally responsive training.
- My (Un)documented Life is a blog that provides up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants.
- The mission of Immigrants Rising is to empower Dreamers to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional, and policy transformation. They envision an America where all young people can pursue and complete and education with confidence and without constraint.
- The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. With offices in Chicago, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education.
- The Ignatian Solidarity Network’s mission is to network, educate, and form advocates for social justice animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius. One of their priorities is to advocate for immigration policies that create a process for undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship, keeps families together, respects the rights of workers, and protects those most vulnerable.
- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Justice for Immigrants Campaign seeks to: Educate the public about Catholic Church teaching on migration and immigrants; Create political will for positive immigration reform; Enact legislative and administrative reforms based on the principles articulated by the bishops; and Organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants obtain the benefits of the reforms. They recently assembled these resources for parishes and other faith communities to assist immigrants and refugees as the country transitions to a new administration.
- The National Immigration Law Center’s mission is to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members.
- As a national immigrant youth-led organization, the mission of the United We Dream Network is to achieve equal access to higher education for all people, regardless of immigration status.
- Remember the Dreamers is working to focus Congress on finding a legislative solution for Dreamers and DACA recipients, who are living in legal limbo while awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the DACA program.
- This Guide to College for Undocumented Students offers in-depth information in several areas, including: an explanation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and DACA, information on how to choose the right school as an undocumented student, a guide to state aid, FAFSA, and scholarships available to undocumented students, and a list of campus organizations and legal resources.