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Marisol Clark-Ibáñez
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College Loans for Some Undocumented Students in CA
My university is rolling out the awards for the California
DREAM Loan Program. I found some resources that I sent to our students
(below).  The landscape for school loans has changed significantly and
there is a national movement against students needing to...

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Bad News - The Supreme Court Non-Decision
We have been waiting for the Supreme Court decision about the expansion of DACA and the new program, DAPA, that would have also protected DACA recipients' parents from deportation. Unfortunately, the vote was a tie, so none of the  new   programs  are going...

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Border Patrol Clash on Campus (Career Fair)
8, 2016 Dear
Pam, I
left you a voice mail yesterday regarding the career fair. As I mentioned, I
wanted to write an email to you elaborating some of the dynamics that occurred
yesterday from my perspective. I am a Sociology professor and also a long-t...

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Study Abroad -- Impact and Access
As a UCSD student, I spent an unforgettable junior year abroad at la UNAM en D.F.  (Mexico City) to primarily study Mexican literatura . I distinctly remember reading Sor Juana on my combi rides to the university...asking my peers which book stall had the c...

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"At-Risk" -- Why It's in Quotes
I wrote this lecture for my senior level Sociology and Critical Criminology internship class to help students have a more Sociological understanding of their clients and the communities in our region. For this class, I use Public Sociology and Tattoos on th...

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To my son's kindergarten teacher (Thanksgiving)
We just started kindergarten with my 5-year old son and have already had interactions with his teacher about my chiquito wearing pink socks, leggings, and purple shirts -- he loves them, kids tease him. The teacher has been responsive and supportive of our ...

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"Border Children" Crisis in North County
July 18, 2014 The “border
children” crisis has arrived in North County. After initial
hearings , Escondido will soon be making its final decision about converting
a former nursing home for the elderly into a group home for unaccompanied
minors. Today, on th...

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On Being a Competitive Applicant for Graduate School
I was recently asked to speak about how to become a competitive candidate when applying graduate school. The venue was a great conference called, UndocuGrad .  As context....I am a professor who is currently the graduate coordinator of a program for an MA i...
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