DACA and Undocumented
Support DACA Students
Undocumented Student Ally Training provides staff, administration, and faculty information that will allow them to better serve undocumented students at the University of Illinois. This training is led by staff and students who are part of the Illinois Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education (I-CAUSE).
Module 1: Immigration 101 – This module focuses on basic U.S. immigration policy history and allows the participant to understand how immigration law impacts our students on campus.
Module 2: DACA & Administrative Relief – This module covers what Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is and some of its benefit and limitations. Participants are also able to discuss how to best advice students through examples and discussion.
Module 3: Ways to Support Students – This module allows participants to learn some ally do’s and don’ts, best practices when working with undocumented students, and to hear directly from staff who have worked with this population and who can share their experiences.
Module 4: Student Panel – This module focuses on current undocumented students and alum who will share what is it like to grow up undocumented, share their experiences as students on our campus, discuss some of the obstacles they have faced, and answer questions from participants.
Next Ally Training: Spring 2018
Who: Open to staff and faculty
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 9am to Noon
I-CAUSE is a coalition made up of undocumented and DACA students as well as Illinois staff.
Mission Statement: To create an alliance of undocumented students at the University of Illinois for representation, resource gathering, and access to post-secondary education. We aim to bring awareness of our status and create an inclusive climate for undocumented students to voice their concern. We strive to empower the community as a means to create allies and advocate for policy change by sharing our testimonies.