Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Student Life & Engagement

Additional Resources

If you would like to get involved in this movement and or learn more about undocumented immigrants, please consider becoming involved with the following departments & organizations within Loyola, the Chicagoland area, and Illinois:


External Resources: Chicagoland/Illinois Area

All of the following organizations are also included in the IL DREAM ACT Counselor Guide to Resources for Undocumented Students ‌ on (pages 24-26).  In the guide, you will also see the organizations divided by regions within the Chicagoland and greater Illinois area. Please reach out to local organizations through online, over the phone and or in person communication. The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) has gathered information on Chicagoland resources that are from non-profit agencies who provide free or low-cost assistance with immigration matters. You can access their guide by clicking here

Online Resources

Scholarly Research

For research purposes, knowledge attainment and or to learn more about the movement please take a look at the following; research articles and books on undocumented students/immigration.  

  • Abrego, L. J., & Gonzales, R.G. (2010).  Blocked Paths, Uncertain Futures: The Postsecondary Education and Labor Market prospects of Undocumented Latino Youth. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 1532-7671, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 144 – 157
  • Abrego, Leisy Janet, (2006) “I Can’t Go to College Because I Don’t Have Papers”: Incorporation Patterns of Latino Undocumented Youth, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 212-231(20).
  • Abrego, Liesy. Legitimacy, Social Identity, and the Mobilization of Law: The Effects of Assembly Bill 540 on Undocumented Students in California, 33 Law & Soc. Inquiry 709, 2008.
  • Alfred, Janice.  Denial of the American Dream: The Plight of Undocumented High School Students Within the U.S. Educational System, 19 N.Y.L. SCH. J. HUM. RTS. 615, 638 (2003). 
  • Bacon, David. Communities without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2006. Print.
  • Bacon, David. Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants. Boston: Beacon, 2008. Print.
  • Buff, Rachel. Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship. New York: New York UP, 2008. Print.
  • Chang, Aurora. Undocumented to Hyperdocumented. Harvard Educational Review; Fall 2011; 81, 3; ProQuest Central, pg. 508. 

  • Chavez, Leo R. Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College, 1998. Print.
  • Chavez, Leo, R. (2001). Covering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation. University of California Press: Berkeley, Los Angeles and London.
  • Chin, Aimee. Does reducing college costs improve educational outcomes for undocumented immigrants?. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010. Print
  • Chin, Jean Lau. Diversity in Mind and in Action. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2009. Print.
  • Drachman, Edward.  Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students. Peace Review, Volume 18, Number 1, pp. 81-100, January 2006.
  • Flanagan, C., & Levine, P. Civic Engagement and the Transition to Adulthood. The Future of Children, Volume 20, Number 1, pp. 159-179, 2010.
  • Flores, Stella M.; Horn, Catherine L.  College Persistence among Undocumented Students at a Selective Public University: A Quantitative Case Study Analysis. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, Volume 11, Number 1 pp. 57-76, 2009-2010.
  • Frum, L. Jennifer. Post Secondary Educational Access for Undocumented Students:Opportunities and Constraints. American Academic: The Uneven Road to College Opportunity: Who gets left behind?. Ed. Paul Jude Beauvais. Washington, D.C: AFT, 2007. 81-107.
  • Gandara, Patricia & Megan Hopkins. (Eds). (2010). Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies. Teachers College Press: New York, NY.
  • Gonzales, R. (2006). Born in the Shadows: How the Sons and Daughters of Unauthorized Migrants Make Ends Meet. Paper presented at the Conference of Ford Fellows, October 20, in Washington, DC.
  • Gordon, Jennifer.  (2005). Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA and London, England.
  • Hing, Bill Ong.  (2006). Deporting Our Souls: Values, Mortality, and Immigration Policy. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, and Sao Paulo.
  • Hinojosa-Ojeda, Raul. (2012). No DREAM’ers Left Behind: The Economic Potential of DREAM Act Beneficiaries
  • Komaie, G., & Rumbaut R.G. (2010). Immigration and Adult Transitions The Future of Children, Volume 20, Number 1, pp. 43-66.
  • Lopez, Ann Aurelia. (2007). The Farmworkers’ Journey. University of California Press: Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London.
  • Lopez, J. (2006). We asked for workers and they sent us people: College-ready undocumented students and their teacher allies in North Carolina. Paper presented at the Annual Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Lopez, Janet K. Undocumented Students and the Policies of Wasted Potential. El Paso [Tex.: LFB Scholarly Pub., 2010. Print.
  • López, María Pabón., and Gerardo R. López. Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in the Education of Undocumented Latina/o Students. New York: Routledge, 2010. Print.
  • Madera, Gabriela. Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak out. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, 2008. Print.
  • Martínez, Isabel (2009).  What’s Age Gotta Do With It?: Understanding the Age-Identities and School-Going Practices of  Mexican Immigrant Youth in New York City. The High School Journal - Volume 92, Number 4, pp. 34-48.
  • Noll, James Wm. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. Print.
  • Oers, B. Van. The Transformation of Learning: Advances in Cultural-historical Activity Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008. Print.
  • Olsen, Laurie. (1997). Made in America: Immigrant Students in Our Public Schools. New Press:New York.
  • Perez, William. We Are Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream. Sterling, Va.: Stylus, 2009. Print.
  • Portes, Alejandro & Ruben Rumbault.  (2001). Legacies: The Story of the Second Immigrant Generation.  University of California Press: Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London.
  • Rincon, Alejandra. Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: Si Se Puede! El Paso: LFB Scholarly LLC, 2010. Print.
  • Romero, Victor C. Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution, and Equality in America. New York: New York UP, 2005. Print.
  • Spickard, Paul. (2007). Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity. Routledge Press: New York, NY.
  • Suárez-Orozco, C., & Suárez-Orozco, M. (2009).  Educating Latino Immigrant Students in the Twenty-First Century: Principles for the Obama Administration. Harvard Educational Review, Volume 79, Number 2, pp. 327-340, Summer 2009.
  • Suárez-Orozco, Carola, Suárez-Orozco Marcelo, & Irina Todorova. (2008). Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society. Belnap Press of Harvard University Press: Cambridge & London.
  • Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo.  (1989). Central American Refugees and U.S. High Schools: A Psychosocial Study of Motivation and Achievement. Stanford University Press: Stanford, California.
  • Valencia, Richard R. Chicano Students and the Courts the Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality. New York: New York UP, 2008. Print.
  • Vernez, Georges, Kopp, Richard and C. Peter Rydell.  (1999). Closing the Education Gap: Costs and Benefits.  Center for Research on Immigration Policy/RAND Education: Santa Monica, California.