Wednesday, October 19, 2022

NYT Reports on a Coalition of Students and Legal Scholars Urging California Universities to Hire Undocumented Students

An article by Miriam Jordan of The New York Times today features a proposal by a Coalition of students and legal scholars urging California Universities to hire undocumented students. The proposal, which is supported by undocumented student leaders and legal scholars at many different universities, explains how "California, a state that has served as an incubator for progressive policies on immigration, begin employing undocumented students at the 10 University of California campuses."

The letter quotes Ahilan Arulanantham, co-director of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA (together with Hiroshi Motomura, who is also featured) who spearheaded the team's legal analysis, explaining: “For nearly 40 years, state entities thought they were bound by the federal prohibition against hiring undocumented students when, in fact, they were not.”

We will continue to post more updates on this exciting development on the blog.


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