Support DACA Students

Ally Training

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.


Tuesday, April 2, 2024
9 am to 12 pm
4th Floor
614 E. Daniel St.
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, La Casa Cultural Latina, the Immigration Law Clinic, the Counseling Center, and the Illinois Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education (I-CAUSE).

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this program, please contact Ross Wantland at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for your access needs to be met.

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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.