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one in and nobody out. All children have the right to a first-class education.” California’s original 2001 Dream Act, AB 540, extended in-state tuition to those high school graduates who signed affidavits that they had applied to legalize their status or would pursue legal status as soon as they were eligible. The University of California system reported 2,019 AB 540 recipients at its 10 campuses in 2008–09. At UCLA, where administrators estimate 300 of the 39,000 students are undocumented, the Student Affairs division’s Bruins Resource Center provides meal vouchers, distributes $140,000 in private scholarship funds, makes emergency loans, holds workshops, and provides academic support for these students. “We aim to be a one stop shop where students can get questions answered” and make a successful transition to UCLA, said Pamela Viele, executive director of student development. The center also serves veterans, foster youth, transfer students, and students who are parents.

“We really want them to hit the ground running and know exactly what the (legal) situation is…and how we can help them meet those challenges,” said Edward Gurrola, Jr., coordinator of services for undocumented students. Bob Ericksen, director of UCLA’s Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, is part of a campus support network for undocumented students. “A coordinated effort is being made to provide better services,” Ericksen said. His office has helped students get pro bono advice from top immigration attorneys on avenues to pursue legal residency. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau created a task force in fall 2010 to make that campus a more welcoming place for AB 540 students. “We found (they) are often socialized to be invisible–many don’t think it safe to share their status widely,” said Gibor Basri, vice chancellor for equity and inclusion and task force chair. Its recommendations, now being

implemented, include creating a half-time support position, establishing a textbook lending library, arranging legal advice, and offering training on how to set up Limited Liability Corporations that can help students earn additional income, establish credit, and build resumes. Other campuses such as the City University of New York offer detailed advice to undocumented students on matters including what to do if arrested by ICE and how to get someone out of detention facilities. That’s a lesson Albert Ngobeni learned the hard way. “If this had to happen, I’m glad it happened at the beginning of the school year,” he said. “I’m trying to explore options to get legal. I’m pretty optimistic about not getting deported, but as for getting legal, I really don’t know. I’m kind of in a tough circumstance.” IE
cHRISTOPHER cOnnEll is a veteran Washington, D.C. education writer and author of NAFSA’s annual Internationalizing the Campus reports.

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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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