The University of California has backed off a plan to hire undocumented students on campuses, ignoring the demands of hunger-striking protesters.
On Thursday, the University of California Governing Board of Regents announced the move, which will affect roughly 4,000 current students who aren’t legal residents.
“We have concluded that the proposed legal pathway is not viable at this time,” said UC President Michael Drake, adding that it “in fact, carries significant risks for the institution and for those who we serve.”
One UCLA student who’s an illegal told ABC30, “I have fought for my education. I have fought and worked hard to be where I am today. Nothing, absolutely nothing, has been handed to me.”
Except the opportunity for an education that a legal resident isn’t enjoying, but aside from that…
The student is one of a group of people who have been on a hunger strike since Tuesday over the issue while waiting for a decision from the board of regents, which is made up of 26 members.
Maybe become a legal resident and try again?