The California University System confirmed that it would proceed with the hiring of students without legal status.
It’s a measure that could benefit students like Katiska Pimentel, who is studying law at the University of California at San Francisco.
“It has been very difficult for me, it has been a challenge in many ways personally, professionally and obviously financially as well,” Katiuska said.
Like many other students, Katiska came to the United States from Peru when she was 15, and she says the lack of a work permit has been one of the biggest obstacles in her life.
“I had to work very hard to be in the top 5% of law school so they could give me a scholarship that covered my tuition which cost thousands and thousands of dollars,” Katiuska said.
But that could change thanks to the creation of a committee approved by the California University System, which will be in charge of creating a plan to recruit students without legal status.
“Seeing such a powerful organization step up to support us, and not because of their will but because we work hard, is what gives hope,” said Leonardo Rodriguez, a student at the University of Berkeley.
In a statement, the California University System Office of the President said the university is committed to ensuring that all of its students, regardless of immigration status, can access a high-quality education, and this includes employment opportunities. Are.
It is expected that, by November, the committee will give a plan on how and by when the recruitment of undocumented students will begin.