Working with Undocumented Students: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Monday, July 20, 2015: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Strand 13AB - Level 2 (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Enrollment & Retention Track
Subcategories: Diversity Issues/Student Access & Success
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
This session will examine the federal and state laws regarding financial aid eligibility for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. There is often much confusion on how we can best serve these students as laws vary by state. We will hear from a legal expert on how best to work with these students who have self-identified, as well as students who may not have applied for DACA status but may be eligible. Our legal expert will provide us with resources to work with this growing population. Best practices will be identified and discussed.
Nathan Basford (The Florida State University)
Joan D Bailey (University of South Florida)
Francisco Valines (Florida International University)
JoEllen Soucier (Houston Community College System)
Ignacia Rodriguez (National Immigration Law Center)