While we are all negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, undocumented immigrant communities are disproportionately impacted as they comprise a significant portion of the front-line workforce and are ineligible for unemployment, often uninsured, and excluded from all federal stimulus relief. Undocumented students are even excluded from CARES Act funding, which was supposed to support students during these challenging times.
Fortunately, a few public colleges and universities in California have developed innovative strategies to provide aid to undocumented students. It is crucial that California Community Colleges, who have the largest population of undocumented students in the country, also implement these strategies and continue providing the financial support that all students need to navigate through the crisis and achieve their academic and career goals.
Watch a recording of the “Developing Post-CARES Act Emergency Funding for Undocumented Students at CCCs” webinar.
The webinar will include:
- An overview of statewide efforts to develop emergency aid at CCCs
- An update regarding the CCC lawsuit against Betsy Devos for the restrictions placed on CARES Act funding
- Promising practices from CCCs already providing emergency support for undocumented students
- Strategies and support for faculty seeking to advocate effectively on their campus
- Interactive breakout sections designed to jumpstart new opportunities for funding
We urge you to watch this webinar to learn how to secure immediate and long-term critical support for undocumented students on your campus.