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Undocumented Students Face Obstacles Even After College

"Students who are not here legally may still face a major obstacle even with the benefit of a college degree: Many have no immediate pathway to legal status and, under current federal immigration law, employers cannot legally hire them. "I know of students who have graduated magna **...

Undocumented students find the path through college

"Salgado is fortunate that private universities like Dominican make a conscious effort to help undocumented students. Merit and private scholarships will cover two-thirds of her tuition. Dominican University President Donna Carroll said it is part of her school’s Catholic mission to...

Despite immigration reforms, many young immigrants still in limbo

"It wasn't until his senior year of high school in North Carolina that Monji Dolon found out about his murky immigration status. His family had emigrated from Bangladesh in 1991 when Dolon was 5 years old and since then Dolon, his mother and his brother have lived without legal residency...

Law Profs to Obama: You Have Authority to Help DREAMers

"This week student leaders presented White House officials with a letter signed by more than 90 immigration law professors who argued that the president has “clear executive authority” to halt deportations of illegal immigrants who might benefit from the student legislation. The...

Obama's New Immigration Policy: Disappointment Is in the Details

"Within the niche where I reside, most of my friends and colleagues are supporters of President Obama. He is one of us: a former law professor, a liberal, and—a point of pride for many of us—a person of color who has navigated his way in the whitest of worlds. But among those of us who...