Assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies to lead multicampus immigration policy study

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Laura E. Enriquez, UCI assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies, will lead a two-year, multicampus study on the impact of federal immigration policy on the University of California student population. Funded by a $270,000 UC Multicampus Research Programs & Initiatives grant, the project will launch in January. Enriquez will work with colleagues at UC Berkeley, UCI, UCLA, UC Merced and UC Riverside. The research team will survey students who are undocumented as well as citizen students who have undocumented relatives to determine the effects of recent immigration policy shifts on their education and well-being. Additionally, the grant will fund development of a cohort of scholars conducting policy-relevant research, including conferences, reports and working papers highlighting key findings and best practices to promote immigrant and student equity.