Students on the Pace Pleasantville Campus

DACA and Undocumented Students

Many students struggle with adjustment, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, academic and career concerns, as well as stressors related to their identity, family, friendships, and finances. DACA and undocumented students bring important experiences and perspectives to our community and may also experience struggles including:

  • Anxiety
  • Financial stressors
  • Fear of deportation or detention
  • Guilt or shame
  • Uncertainty about the future
  • Mistrust of others
  • Legal obstacles
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Depression, anxiety, and relationship stress
  • Feeling devalued, rejected, dehumanized, or discouraged

The Counseling Center supports the mental wellness of all students while also being particularly sensitive to the stressors accompanying immigration status.

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