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Katsiaficas, Dalal; Volpe, Vanessa; Raza, Syeda S.; Garcia, Yuliana – Child Development, 2019
This study examined civic engagement in a sample of 790 undocumented Latinx undergraduates (aged 18-30). The relations between social supports (campus safe spaces and peer support) and civic engagement and whether a strong sense of undocumented identity mediated this relation were examined. Competing statistical models examined the role of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undocumented Immigrants, Public Policy, Hispanic American Students
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Squire, Dian; Nicolazzo, Z.; Perez, Rosemary J. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This queer phenomenological study examined institutional statements released in support of undocumented individuals after the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We discerned the "template" used when crafting public messages of support for undocumented communities. We suggest…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
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Andrade, Luis M. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
Using the conceptual frameworks of validation theory and socioemotional development, this study investigated undocumented/DACAmented community college students' emotional reactions to Trump's presidential victory and whether educators and/or administrators offered positive validation after the election. The study sheds light on current practices…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Tapia-Fuselier, Nicholas; Young, Jemimah L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Undocumented students continue to face unique barriers in American higher education. Community colleges are being challenged to enhance the ways in which they serve, support, and advocate for undocumented students in order to become undocu-competent. Through qualitative document analysis, this study evaluated Texas community colleges'…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Educational Legislation
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A.; Latafat, Sadaf; Thampikutty, Costin; Van, Julie – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study engaged a critical discourse analysis to examine statements from higher education leaders regarding the rescission of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The research questions addressed were as follows. (a) What discourses are present in higher education leaders' responses to the DACA rescission and DACA…
Descriptors: Universities, Discourse Analysis, Undocumented Immigrants, Administrator Attitudes