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.
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:
DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
OUT OF STATUS 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):