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Is there a student immigrant movement in the U.S.?

I’m interested in the current movements in the country and would like to know whether this is a student immigration movement. I think that there should be one considering the numbers of immigrant people trying to get decent education here. Are there any initiatives or non-profit organizations advocating the right of immigrants? How is it perceived by the government? Are there many undocumented immigrant students in the country? I don’t know for sure whether it is possible at all.

There many effects of immigration on education, both positive and negative. Are there any statistics showing the exact numbers?

Dana Keller

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Zach Chandler on May 23, 2018

Yes, there is, in fact, a very active Student Immigrant Movement also known as SIM. This is a youth-led organization that fights for the improvement of laws concerning immigrant education. It forms communities all over the country and already has a whole network of smaller organizations under its wing. The members are ready to provide education, guidance, counseling, and more to every immigrant asking for help.

SIM believe that all students have to have equal rights for education and be viewed on equal grounds. It helps immigrants to find their place in the society, define their identities, and become a full-fledged member of the nation.

Since its foundation in 2005, SIM has already helped thousands of people and gained an extensive line of support from various notable activists and policymakers. At first, it was a small project of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Coalition. Later, it became a greater influence after its participation in the push of the Comprehensive Immigrant Reform. Today, SIM has several teams that develop and grow themselves. Unfortunately, the change of the President became a hard challenge for most immigrant movements. However, this organization is still fighting for the rights of the fellow immigrants and doesn’t seem to be giving up any time soon.

There are certain immigration effects on education that give the movement a substantial base to promote its values. The international exchange of knowledge, cultures, and believes is exactly what we need for our own development. Immigrants bring us so many new ideas and concepts that it would be a waste to neglect them.

And so, private establishments in many states welcome immigrant students to their classrooms. Some even provide special scholarships and grants for immigrant applicants. However, be sure to check them in advance as the competition is great and can leave behind all those unprepared people.

The mentioned organization also provides several programs every year. They are based not only on a certain location but also on their purpose. For example, there are such programs as Queer Undocumented Immigrant Student Project, Women’s Collective, the College Access Programs, and many others. All of them welcome any person who needs help. You can also become a member of the movement quite easily. The main office is based in Boston. However, there are many units and teams around the whole country as well. Here is their official website  http://simforus.org/programs  

Ronald Millera year ago

I’ve also heard many positive reviews about this organization. It does great things for the members of its community. It creates useful seminars and meetings meant to help people overcome their difficulties and make progress in this country. As far as I know, the organization’s objective is not only to educate immigrants but to protect them as well. It believes that all residents of the U.S. have the right to live safely and peacefully. Immigrants can also fight back and protect their rights. SIM teaches people how to do it. What I like the most about this student immigration movement is the fact that it also gathers donations to help its members and any immigrant who seeks their help. You can give an anonymous donation and even make it a monthly affair. You can either donate by email or fill in the form right on its website. Here is a link if you are interested: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/become-a-monthly-dream-sustainer-to-help-undocumented-students-access-college   


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