UCLA Labor Center

Project Publications

Resource Accessibility Across the University of California Campuses Through Undocumented Students’ Experiences


This evaluation report sheds light on the challenges and disparities undocumented students experience when attempting to access resources at University of California (UC) campuses.

Undocumented and Uninsured Part 5: A prescription for a Healthy California


Health insurance is an important factor in health care. Lack of health insurance dissuades people from seeking both routine and emergency health services.

Immigrant Youth in the Silicon Valley: Together We Rise


This report intends to understand the experience of undocumented youth in the Silicon Valley. While previous studies have found that immigrant communities face low wages and difficulties in accessing affordable housing, this study presents key statistics about educational and employment prospects for immigrant youth residing in this region.

Undocumented and Uninsured Part 4: The Power of a Healthy Community


Undocumented youth counter the negative effects of being undocumented by making life choices that protect their emotional and physical health.

Get Healthy, California!


This resource guide provides a list of affordable healthcare options in the state that provide services to undocumented Californians.

Undocumented and Uninsured Part 3: Pol[ice] in my Head


Undocumented youth live with exclusion from health services and fear of deportation, both of which cause and aggravate trauma. Drawing from a statewide survey of 550 undocumented and “DACAmented” Californians, this report examines how deportation impacts the mental health of undocumented youth.

Undocumented and Uninsured Part 2: Band-Aid Care


When undocumented Californians do seek medical attention, the types of care available are Band-Aid options—basic services that provide a quick-fix or temporary remedy but do not address preventative, long-term, or sustainable health needs. These limited public programs are often the only option for uninsured Californians.

Undocumented and Uninsured Part 1: No Papers, No Health Care


Undocumented and Uninsured is the first study about and by immigrant youth on health care access. Researchers surveyed 550 immigrant youth throughout California.

Undocumented Students: Unfulfilled Dreams


On May 19, 2007, the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education convened a hearing and conference on undocumented students about the pending California Dream Act (SB 65). This report highlights the testimonies of perseverance and hope presented by the students at the hearing.