Calls for California campuses to hire undocumented students

The political and legal turmoil over the United States federal programme that since 2012 has shielded many of them from deportation, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, has left thousands of the so-called Dreamers – immigrants whose plight has won sympathy at times from Democrats and Republicans alike – in legal limbo, writes Miriam Jordan for The New York Times.

Federal law makes it illegal to hire undocumented immigrants, and, under the law, many of these young immigrants will graduate from college to a life of under-the-table jobs as nannies and construction workers.

Now, a coalition of undocumented student leaders and some of the nation’s top legal scholars is proposing that 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.
Full report on The New York Times site