Why It Matters
Funding is a scarce resource for undocumented/DACAmented student in higher educational institutions. Yet these resources are integral to the survival of this student population especially with the current political climate. University of Rochester undocumented/DACAmented student need access to an emergency fund, as a number of students will lose their DACA coverage in the coming months. Access to an emergency fund will help these students to swiftly traverse financial challenges associated with their education and immigration status: namely, affording books, classes, health care, housing, self-care, and secure transportation.