Jorge Ramos and Fusion published this video last week on the Undocumented Student Program at the University of California-Berkeley, the first program of its kind in the US:
The undocumented college students participating in the program receive academic counseling, legal aid, and mental health services. As student Bianca Rodriguez Plancarte said, “It’s one thing getting into college, but it’s a whole other thing surviving and graduating and getting to this moment.”
Some 30,000 undocumented students attend college every year, but many face financial worries, anxiety over deportations, or other concerns. Nearly 170 colleges have reached out to UC Berkeley to create similar programs.