1. Undocumented student to share her story at commencement

    April 29, 2019

    As thousands of University of Michigan students prepare to graduate this weekend, the achievement is particularly special for the Navarrete family. Alejandro and Yvonne Navarrete came to the United States from northern Mexico with their mother and younger brother as undocumented immigrants when they were just 4 and 2 years old. Their father, who migrated Read more

  2. IN THE NEWS: Should Universities Sever Ties With ICE?

    July 25, 2018

    As anger over the Trump administration’s immigration policies has mounted, universities are facing calls to sever their contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  3. Travel Ban Update From The International Center

    June 26, 2018
    Campus Initiative

    On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the Trump v. Hawaii travel ban case. Since the Supreme Court ruled for the government, this decision means that the travel ban will continue to be in effect. After the decision was announced, U-M’s President Mark S. Schlissel issued a statement expressing the University’s disappointment in this Read more

  4. SCHLISSEL: Decision on Supreme Court Travel Ban

    June 26, 2018

    Today’s Supreme Court ruling is disappointing and detrimental to higher education in the United States. Discouraging peaceful students and scholars from pursuing their ambitions at America’s colleges and universities will weaken our nation intellectually and economically.

  5. University of Michigan creates website to help DACA students

    April 27, 2018
    Support Services

    ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan has launched a new website to serve as a resource for undocumented students, including those who have DACA status, even as their fate in the United States remains unclear. The website features four components – supportive services, community support, external funding and parent information – aiming to Read more

  6. Documentary ‘Me, the Other’ focuses on friendship as basis for social change

    April 9, 2018

    By Bruce Walton | The Chronicle-Telegram OBERLIN — One of the worst feelings is that of being disconnected, a minority, the “other.” Not just alone, but knowing that a fundamental part of you, for what ever reason, doesn’t belong. Community members and Oberlin College students got to see how 12 people felt like that in a unique Read more

  7. Census citizenship question raises concerns among immigrant population at University

    April 2, 2018
    Michigan Daily

    The United States Commerce Department announced on March 26 the 2020 census will include a question asking respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. Made during a heated national debate on immigration policy, the decision has raised significant questions about potential effects of the change at the University of Michigan. According to a statement released by the department, the decision will Read more

  8. Facing graduation, undocumented students enter uncharted territory

    March 8, 2018

    ELIZABETH LAWRENCE | Daily Staff Reporter & SHANNON ORS | Daily Staff Reporter The University of Michigan has pledged not to disclose immigration status of its students. However, once undocumented students at the University graduate, the future is hazy. This is especially true with those receiving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, which can be renewed every two Read more

  9. Undocumented students work with University to provide more resources

    March 6, 2018
    News info

    LIZABETH LAWRENCE | Daily Staff Reporter Latinx students have become the fastest-growing population at the University of Michigan, swelling from 4.75 percent of the student body in 2012 to 6 percent in 2016. For decades preceding this recent growth, however, they have been organizing for greater institutional support for their community. This long history can easily go unacknowledged, as it Read more

  10. For Michigan “DREAMers,” uncertainty over their status is taking a toll

    February 13, 2018

    What do we do about the “DREAMers,” the hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to this country illegally as children by their guardians or parents? The answer to this question still eludes Congress, despite two brief government shutdowns that happened in large part over legislators’ inability to agree on a solution.