Immigration Qs were keeping students from applying to college. So Common App is changing.

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact number of undocumented students enrolled in college. The figure is as high as 454,000, or about 2% of all college students, according to an April report from New American Economy and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. That’s despite these students being inundated by misinformation about whether they’re even allowed to go to college, Urquidez said.

Of those students, about half are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“Undocumented students are present in post-secondary education despite the barriers,” said Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance, a group of college leaders that advocate for immigrant education. “What more can we do if we lower the barriers?”

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