Undocumented and Unemployed

Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, said the proposal may be difficult for campuses to put into practice, even though the legal thinking behind it is sound.

The proposal is a “timely and valuable effort, and one that also has a lot of complexity and raises a lot of questions in terms of implementation,” she said. “Whether it has to do with an HR system or benefits or taxes, I think there are just a number of questions. What would this mean for a student who was engaged in this practice in terms of any future [immigration] status adjustment?”….

As more undocumented students come to college without DACA status, institutions are looking for “creative” and “alternative” ways to support them, she said. “These are students who want to develop and engage in career preparation, and what we know is that work and learning opportunities are a part of that.”

Read the full article from Inside Higher Ed here.