Skip to comments.Undocumented Immigrants Pursue College and Professional Careers
Posted on 05/26/2012 3:12:15 PM PDT by Steelfish
Undocumented Immigrants Pursue College and Professional Careers May 26, 2012
Higher education is becoming a more common endeavor for undocumented immigrants eager to pursue careers as professionals. Going to college seemed inconceivable when Adriana Sánchez, the 12-year-old daughter of farm workers, was brought from Mexico to Central California and the family overstayed their visas.
Even though Sánchez excelled in high school, she was in the country illegally, lacked a Social Security number and work permit, and didn't qualify for financial aid. But she volunteered hundreds of hours and paid her way through college and graduate school with a dozen internships.
Now 24, Sánchez graduated last week from California State University, Fresno with a master's degree in International Relations, a full-time job and no loans to repay. Using a gray area in federal law, she works as an independent contractor.
"For most undocumented students, you have to put yourself out there. You volunteer, you go beyond what regular students do," Sánchez said. "That's what connects us to opportunities. Now employers call me."
With thousands of young adults who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children now holding college degrees, Sánchez and others are finding creative ways to get around the legal roadblocks and find a career. They are getting work experience, opening businesses and seeking professional licenses in their fields.
The Associated Press interviewed about two dozen such graduates across the country. Some, like many legal graduates, are struggling in a grim economy. But others do highly-skilled work, though not always in their professions. Many are "out" about their status despite the risk of deportation; a few asked not to be identified for fear it could cost them their jobs or alert immigration authorities.
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Undocumented immigrants? How politically correct! Perhaps we should stop using the term “drug dealer” and replace it with Unliscenced Pharmacist.
Y’know, the sucker type Americans who pay taxes that fund those colleges, many scholarships, not to mention her highschool as well as whatever other handouts she and her family sucked up.
That is really good!
She is an illegal alien and though her achievements are admirable she should be deported to her home country where she can be a human asset.
Though I doubt that her field of major in ‘international relations’ would be much of a benefit to future employment opportunities, one never knows!
Longer but fixed.
What happens when an illegal becomes a Professor of Constitutional law? You get Obama, a guy who knows nothing about the Constitution.
I send that statement to all my liberal friends here in New York city and ask them to send me one scintilla of evidence that Obama even knows what the US Constitution is.
No big breaks for regular Americans, goes double for the oppressive white male.
They are taking the educations and careers citizens don’t want, especially during these times of abundance Obama has brought to us.
(Just wanted to be even more sarcastic;)
How are these people going to get jobs? I am an academic and had to prove I was a citizen or had the right to work here. Years ago when I did temp work, I had to prove the same. For years, in all kinds of jobs, I had to prove I had the right to work in this country.
How is anyone going to get a professional level job and not have documents?
This isn’t going to end well. They won’t all get fake documents. At some point, they will say they went to school in this country, have a degree or trade, and now they want a job, even though they can’t prove they should be here. It’s gonna be messy.
“paid her way through college “
No, she didn’t. The CA taxpayer paid her way through college, at least to the tune of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, which is usually a $10K/yr difference.
Alfonso Bedoya! Tour de force!
She should go back to her native country, Mexico, and be an asset there, and give the job she took to some American kid who desperately needs it.
If she wants to be an American she should apply for citizenship and get in line with everyone else.
Are illegal immigrants adding to the cost of higher education and, if so, how much? With higher education costs and student debt becoming political issues answers to the above questions must be answered.
International Relations means “interpreter for a bail bond company”
“I am an academic and had to prove I was a citizen or had the right to work here.”
We all have to prove that we are authorized to work here; the fact that this illegal alien pursued her studies diligently doesn’t exclude her prospective emplyers from that requirement. Obama is targeting these people with this DREAM act nonsense; he needs it in place quickly so that HE can work here legally.
with a master’s degree in International Relations
That means she's an undercover agent for the Third World doing the dirty work to undermine US ntl security for the "takeover."
One of her tasks is to organize "illegal voting blocs" to pressure vote-crazed US legislators to vote billions of tax dollars for salivating, corrupt Third World federales.
The phony "just here for a better life" crowd who freely violate our borders and "do the jobs Americans won't do" have more criminal enterprises than you can shake a stick at.
<><>ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identitues for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.
<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably votes and collects US benefits under every single identity.
<><>June 26, 2010 An illegal using multiple identities was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.
<><> Hilderberto Salinas sold state drivers' licenses issued out of the states Motor Vehicle Agency in NJ to illegals with multiple identities who did not have the necessary id's....among 40 people who participated in the widespread ring. "Impoverished" illegals paid $2,500 to $7,000 apiece for the licenses.
<><> July 21, 2006----NJ BERGEN RECORD---Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said. The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout.
After a search, police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.
All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####
<><> US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasurys Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.
REFERENCE March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. -- Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.
Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds. Baca was charged with one count of ID theft and two counts of forgery.
Puerto Ricans (stateside)
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