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This guide was developed during the author's internship at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. The author would like to thank the ICIRR for their invaluable support and resources.

For more information on working with undocumented youth, please see the author's Honor's Thesis and her poster presentation from the 2013 John Wesley Powell Undergraduate Research Conference.

Please note that this guide was written and revised over the course of the 2012-2013 academic year, and that information about laws and policy may have changed due to the ongoing conversations around immigration reform.


This guide is intended for high school principals, teachers, and counselors to enhance their understanding of the range of psychosocial constraints that impact the daily lives and health of their undocumented students. The goal is to create safe zones and effective support net-works and encourage undocumented youth to pursue post-secondary education.


Sociology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services