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Undocumented Students in Higher Education: Home

This guide provides resources for research on undocumented students in higher education.

Welcome!

This Research Guide is designed to serve as a research portal related to the experiences of undocumented students in higher education.  In addition, it provides links to selected CSULB and community resources for undocumented immigrants.

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Research Tips

Using the correct vocabulary is key to finding the information you need.  There are various terms that can be found to describe undocumented students in scholarly, popular, and government literature including but not limited to:

More scholarly descriptors:

DACA

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)  

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS                            

OUT OF STATUS  STUDENTS                                

UNAUTHORIZED  STUDENTS 

CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS --- UNITED STATES (LC SUBJECT HEADING)

ILLEGAL ALIENS --EDUCATION (HIGHER) -- UNITED STATES (LC SUBJECT HEADING)

Descriptors found in popular sources (magazines, some newspapers, social media):

ILLEGALS

ILLEGAL ALIENS

SIN PAPELES

Government descriptors:

ALIENS

RESIDENT ALIENS

NONCITIZENS

FOREIGN BORN

IMMIGRANTS