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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...

Undocumented Youth: 'We Want to Serve'

"Pablo Reyes-Morales’ dream to serve in the United States military was stoked when he was in high school. “Since I was in ninth grade, when I saw the slogan for the Navy, and it said, “a global force for good,” I was instantly interested,” he said. But that dream shattered...