The California University System has confirmed its intention to hire students without legal status, a move that could have a positive impact on individuals like Katiska Pimentel, a law student at the University of California in San Francisco. Katiska, who immigrated from Peru at the age of 15, has faced numerous challenges due to her lack of a work permit, including financial struggles. However, the creation of a committee approved by the California University System offers hope for students without legal status.
This committee will be responsible for developing a comprehensive plan to recruit and support students who do not possess legal documentation. Leonardo Rodriguez, a student at the University of Berkeley, expressed gratitude for the support provided by this influential organization, recognizing that their hard work has played a significant role in this progress.
The California University System Office of the President issued a statement emphasizing its commitment to ensuring that all students, regardless of their immigration status, have access to a high-quality education, including employment opportunities.
The committee is expected to present its recruitment plan for undocumented students by November, outlining the strategies and timelines for implementation.