This page contains resources for educators like our Undocu-Ally Training professional development program, information about classroom visits, and other educator resources.
The term ‘Undocu-Ally' refers to any person who is an ally to the undocumented, DACA-mented, immigrant, and refugee communities. Undocu-Allies create safe, affirming spaces for undocumented students and advocate for the advancement of policies to support this special population of learners.
We offer several versions of Undocu-Ally Training (UAT) that differ in their focus including two foundational sessions, UAT 1 & 2; UAT: Technical; and in collaboration with our legal aid partners UAT: Learning the Legalese. Detailed session descriptions and available dates are listed below.
Flex Credit Available!
- Attend an Undocu-Ally Training and receive a certificate of attendance.
- Participate in three sessions and a high-quality leather and chrome, cork-backed coaster with the beautiful Miramar Dreamers butterfly logo plus a swag bag are your gift from us!
- The knowledge that YOU are creating a more inclusive campus community!
All sessions are conducted via Zoom from 10:00–11:00 am on the dates below. You will receive a confirmation email three to five business days before each session including meeting access details after filling out the interest form at forms.office.com/r/uNVbjJGNDs. Note, there is only one interest form for all training sessions.
For disability accommodations email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line "Undocu-Ally accommodations."
Open the dropdown menus to view session descriptions and upcoming dates.
This general overview is a good place to start. You will be introduced to some key concepts and definitions, learn about our programs and services, and discover who is and is not undocumented—a person's immigration status can be much more complex than you think!
- Tuesday, February 13, 2024 | Flex ID: 20253
Suggested pre-requisite: UAT 1: We Welcome Dreamers
This session dives deeper into how best to support undocu-students both in and out of the classroom. You will learn more about the unique challenges immigrant students and their families must overcome and discover the contributions undocumented individuals bring to our communities.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | Flex ID: 20256
Designed with our student services professionals in mind but open to all, you will learn more about policies, procedures, and best practices for supporting undocumented students. Topics include residency requirements, financial aid eligibility, access to public assistance programs, undocu-friendly transfer guidance, and employment eligibility.
- TBD; check back later for fall 2024 dates.
Laws related to immigration and undocumented individuals can change wildly and often with little notice. Federal litigation in these matters can create many grey areas that cause ambiguity when supporting undocumented students. The Miramar Dreamers staff and our partners at the Higher Education Legal Services are your resource for understanding these complexities.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | Flex ID: 20259
The Dreamers Support Office staff can visit your in-person and virtual classes to talk about our program. Presentations cover the programs and services we offer, whom we serve, where our office is located, and other related content.
- Presentations are 10 minutes or less to occur at the beginning or end of your class time based on our staffing availability
- One (1) classroom visit per section per semester
- Visits are prioritized in chronological order of the request with respect to staffing availability
- We will provide any physical or virtual handouts
Let your students know that you support a safe learning environment for all students regardless of their immigration status. We have developed language for your use. Feel free to copy-and-paste the following information about our office into your syllabi; we only ask that you do not make any changes to the language provided. Also available for download as a pdf file.
Please, only use this language as written.
Dreamers Support Office
Undocumented & Immigrant Student Services
Undocumented and immigrant students are welcome in this class. As an educator, I strive to be an ally and provide a safe learning environment for you regardless of your immigration status. Your legal status should not be an obstacle to you in my classroom or to your educational success.
The Miramar Dreamers Support Office provides programs and services to undocumented and immigrant students. The Dreamers staff can meet with you for one-on-one support sessions, connect you to financial aid and scholarship resources, provide information about how to earn money, and host weekly engagement activities. Every student who needs one gets a FREE immigration-related legal consultation with our partners at the Higher Education Legal Services, too!