Student-Centered Advocates: A Holistic Approach on Supporting K-12 Undocumented Students

Maritza Azucena Salazar Cha (Claremont Graduate University, USA), Andrea Perez (Claremont Graduate University, USA), and Jessica G. Maldonado Alvarez (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 81
EISBN13: 9798369307502|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7556-0.ch003
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Undocumented students represent one of the most vulnerable groups served by United States schools. About 80,000 undocumented students turn 18 and approximately 98,000 graduate high school yearly (Zong & Batalova, 2019). When educators think of undocumented students, images and words like “illegal,” “dreamer,” and “borders” might come to mind. Undocumented students and families are more than their citizenship status. This chapter will address this population's many needs, highlighting how school counselors can holistically support undocumented and mixed-status families. It will do this by discussing the historical context, funds of knowledge, social-emotional wellness, academics, and college and career decisions.
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