This website serves as an online community for undocumented immigrants and allies. Here, you will find up-to-date immigration news, along with helpful information and resources about pursuing a higher education as an undocumented student, applying for/renewing your DACA, and much more!
This website was created in 2011, by Carolina Valdivia, an undocumented graduate student. At the time, she wanted to create a platform where she could share her experiences and advice about going to grad school with fellow undocumented students. Hence the name “My (Un)Documented Life”, which was inspired by the initial theme of the website: a place where Carolina could “document” her life as an undocumented student. When Carolina was first applying to grad school she was able to connect with many undocumented grad students offline; she can’t thank them enough for all of the insight information they provided her with. Thanks to them, Carolina was inspired, motivated, determined, and ready to go to graduate school! Carolina started this online website as a form of giving back- to help fellow undocumented students pursue their own grad school journeys.
As undocumented students, our experiences extend beyond the school- we face many challenges, opportunities, limitations, and more inside/outside of the school. And, not all who are undocumented have the opportunity to go to college. Thus, in this website we write about the many different aspects that are relevant to the undocumentedness experience. It is our hope that this online community will continue helping more undocumented immigrants and allies all across the world.
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