For undocumented and DACA students at Cornell, “being undocumented does not turn off when [students] get to Ithaca,” according to Kevin Graham, the assistant director for undocumented/DACA student support. Aside from documentation issues, the students could also face challenges such as financial aid and work study.
To help them navigate these issues, Cornell DREAM Team, joined by some Cornell students, staff and faculty, hosted a training session for undocumented students and those part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday afternoon.
The presenters — including Graham, Prof. Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, law, Amanda Wong, a 3rd year student at Cornell Law and Amadou Fofana, the residence hall director for Court-Kay-Bauer Hall — introduced the students to the relevant vocabulary and local legislations relevant to their status through a series of interactive questions.
This story appeared in the Cornell Daily Sun.