So you went to college and you’ve graduated. Pretty hard to get a job right? Now, imagine finding a job in this economy while being undocumented. This is increasingly the case for many DREAMERS. With no action on immigration reform that would provide a road to residency and citizenship, undocumented students have had to get creative to lock down jobs. With this hardship in mind, one Ph.D students has created a guide to help undocumented students with life after college.
via Huffington Post
After undocumented immigrants complete college, leaving school often means facing a long line of closed doors. Despite having a university degree, the lack of legal status blocks many job possibilities.
Iliana Guadalupe Perez, an undocumented immigrant and California Ph.D candidate, provides an option to address this. Perez is the author of “Life After College: A Guide For Undocumented Students,” a free online guide to finding employment after college for undocumented immigrants.
In October 2011, thanks to the amazing work of DREAM activist in California, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the CA DREAM Act. The law grants undocumented students greatly needed financial aid, and as of yesterday applications have gone live at the California Student Aid Commission’s website! DISTRIBUTE WIDELY! REBLOG
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via LA Weekly
It’s here! The day Republicans have been dreading and undocumented California students have been fighting for since 2001.
College kids without U.S. citizenship can now apply for “conditional permanent residency” via the official DREAM Act application, which will allow them access to state financial-aid funds.
“Good news” …
… Tweeted the California Dream Network. “California AB 540 students (DREAMers) can now apply for CA financial aid through the CA #Dream Act.”
Indeed! The application appears to have gone live on the California Student Aid Commission’s government website.
Applicants are reminded that this is not a FAFSA application, and will merely “determine eligibility for California student financial aid.”
Students must meet the following criteria to apply: