Counseling Immigrant Students. Lourdes Peña-Alanis, CSU Dominguez Hills Frank Colon, CSU Northridge. Immigrant/First Generation Students. How can we assess what we do as counselors? Is technology an obstacle, or are students more technologically advanced than we acknowledge?
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Lourdes Peña-Alanis, CSU Dominguez Hills
Frank Colon, CSU Northridge
% of Grads% with UC/CSU courses
Asian Pacific Islander 10.4% 56%
Filipino 3.2% 43.7%
White 42.4% 39%
African American 7.3% 24.3%
Multiple/No Response 0.88% 24.1%
American Indian 0.91% 23%
Latino 34.2% 21.5%
Source: California Department of Education
% enrolled to UC/CSU
African American 3% / 6%
American Indian .5% /.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 32% / 13%
Filipino 5% / 5%
Latino 14% / 23%
Multiple/No Response 6% / 8%
White 35% / 38%
Source: California Post secondary Education Commission
An undocumented/immigrant student in California who attended a minimum of 3 years of high school in California and is planning on attending any California public college or university systems.
Students must also meet the requirements* established in the bill:
Example: CSU Northridge:
For 12 units+ CA Residents undergraduate tuition &fees = $ 2,800
Non-residents pay $339.00 per unit. 24 units X $339 = $8,000+
Restore State Option to Provide In-State Tuition Benefit:
DREAM 2003 would repeal section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), which discourages states from providing in-state tuition or other higher education benefits without regard to immigration status.
Who Qualifies for Legal Residency:
Under DREAM 2003, most students of good moral character who came to the U.S. before they were sixteen years old and at least five years before the date of the bill\'s enactment would qualify for conditional permanent resident status upon acceptance to college, graduation from high school, or being awarded a general equivalency diploma (GED).
Conditional Permanent Resident Status:
Qualifying students would be granted conditional permanent resident status, awarded for a limited period of time-6 years. Students with conditional permanent resident status would be able to work, drive, go to school, and otherwise participate normally in day-to-day activities on the same terms as other Americans, except that they would not be able to travel abroad for lengthy periods. Time spent by young people in conditional permanent resident status would count towards the residency requirements for naturalization to U.S. citizenship.
At the end of the conditional period, regular lawful permanent resident status would be granted if, during the conditional period, the immigrant had maintained good moral character, avoided lengthy trips abroad, and met at least one of the following three criteria:
1. Graduated from a 2-year college or a vocational college that meets certain criteria, or studied for at least 2 years towards a bachelor\'s or a higher degree; or
2. Served in the U.S. armed forces for at least 2 years; or
3. Performed at least 910 hours of volunteer community service.