Supporting Immigrants in Schools Series is a four-part video series that provides information and illustrates successful practices in order to support educators in creating safe and welcoming environments for immigrant students and families.

The videos cover the following topics:

  • Key Immigration Issues
  • Approaches to Educating Refugees and Immigrants
  • Elementary Immigration Issues
  • Secondary Immigration Issues


To access the four videos and resource guide go to: cuny-iie.org

A Film by Tatyana Kleyn and Ben Donnellon

Art by M Erazo

The Living Undocumented series consists of two films. Still Living Undocumented: Five Years Later is the sequel to the 2012 documentary Living Undocumented: High School, College and Beyond. The first film captured the realities of undocumented youth in New York City. At the same time, the DACA program was announced and drastically changed the lives of some of the people in the film. Five years later DACA is in jeopardy. Still Living Undocumented follows three individuals from the first film to see how DACA has impacted some of their lives and left others outside of its reach. 

To access the Teaching and Learning Guide go to: livingundocumented.com


Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico

In the last five years one million Mexicans residing in the US have returned to Mexico, including children and youth who were born or raised in the US. Una Vida, Dos Países presents the stories of these transborder youth, highlighting their experiences living between two countries, cultures, languages and education systems, and exploring their parents’ decisions to return to their home country after living undocumented in the US.

The 30-minute film is multilingual in Spanish, English, and Zapotec with subtitles throughout.  Also available is an accompanying curriculum for secondary schools in the US and Mexico, as well as a guide for teachers of transborder students in Mexico.

Full film & accompanying resources available at: www.unavidathefilm.com

Una Vida 2016

The cast at the world premiere in Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico (1/11/16) – Photo by Tim Porter


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 Living Undocumented: High School, College and Beyond

A Film by Tatyana Kleyn and Ben Donnellon

Art by M Erazo

Living Undocumented is a 17-minute documentary that explores the lives of diverse undocumented immigrant youth to illustrate the realities, challenges and opportunities they face through high school, college, and beyond. It features 6 DREAMers, who portray the realities of our nation’s immigration system and its impact on undocumented youth.  The documentary is intended for all audiences, but with the accompanying lesson plan and resource guide for students and educators, it is especially useful in secondary classes.

Visit the Film’s Website: www.LivingUndocumented.com 

Access the accompanying Living Undocumented Lesson & Resource Guide here!


The Living Undocumented Cast with CCNY President Lisa S. Coico

(City College of New York Film Premiere, 4/30/13)