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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...

Freedom University: secret school for undocumented students in Georgia

CNN Video : In their spare time, university professors run an 'underground academic railroad' for undocumented students banned from Georgia higher education.

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...

Coming out as undocumented in the suburbs

"Jonathan Perez felt the surprised stares as he ate his Chinese food. The East Los Angeles College student wore a t-shirt with the word “undocumented” emblazoned across his chest in large letters. It's what he is: Since Perez jumped the border at age three fleeing his native...

Texas colleges to send out reminders to undocumented students

"Just in case undocumented students receiving in-state tuition at Texas public colleges and universities forget that they pledged to apply for permanent residency status as soon as possible, a new rule approved today by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires their institutions...

Tech Titans Fund Undocumented Students

"A group of Silicon Valley technology leaders, impatient with attempts to rewrite immigration laws, is funding efforts to help undocumented youths attend college, find jobs and stay in the country despite their illegal status. The group includes Jeff Hawkins, inventor of the Palm Pilot;...