Congratulations to Drs. Miriam Frolow and Maggie Dominguez

Congratulations to Drs. Miriam Frolow and Maggie Dominguez

Congratulations to Drs. Miriam Frolow and Maggie Dominguez on the publication of their book chapter titled "DACA-Mexico Origin Students in the United States-Mexican Borderlands: Persistence, Belonging, and College Climate" in Accessibility and Diversity in the 21st Century University by Gary A. Berg and Linda Venis (editors). 

ABSTRACT: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program enabled more than 700,000 undocumented youth and young adults since 2012 the chance to have a lawful presence in the United States for a 2-year renewable period. With DACA status, college students could have access to financial aid and possibly in-state tuition, as well as opportunities to work legally. A correlational study was conducted in 20162017 with 30 DACA college students of Mexican Origin who were residing in California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. They completed an anonymous online survey about their intent to persist to degree completion, their views on the college climate for diversity, and their sense of belonging on campus. The results of the study confirm the need for higher education faculty and staff to provide services and resources and to build trust with this vulnerable student population.

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