Should California universities hire undocumented workers? Merced grad says ‘it’s needed’

There are more than 44,000 undocumented students enrolled in higher education across the state who are ineligible for DACA, according to the Higher Ed Immigration Portal, a platform that integrates data, policy analysis and resources to support students. In addition, some 27,000 undocumented students graduate each year from high schools across the state, according to the portal.

In California, these students are eligible to enroll in the UC system and qualify for in-state tuition and other scholarships. But without the work authorization provided through DACA, Hernandez and many undocumented young people don’t qualify for jobs while in school and after graduation.

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