UM launches new web portal for undocumented students
The University of Michigan launched a new website to support undocumented students.
Undocumented students and students with temporary protection from deportation under the DACA program have complained that it's difficult to find resources to meet their needs at UM. The university has launched a web portal featuring support services at the university, community resources, financial aid information, advice for parents, and more. The university also designated a liaison to connect undocumented students with the university.
None of the resources is new. UM says the website will help undocumented students more easily locate the range of resources that are already available.
Undocumented students held a protest on UM's campus in October 2017 to draw attention to their needs. Some of their demands were more information and support, and a university liaison.