Friday, February 22, 2008

February Story of the Month

OK, so we've fallen down on the job of selecting Stories of the Month. We're resurrecting the feature to showcase The Daily Bruin's "The Underground Students" series on undocumented students in higher education.

The series offers a sensitive and nuanced look at undocumented students struggling to survive and get an education at UCLA.

The series includes:
-- Two audio slideshows by Jessica Chou and Alene Tchekmedyian, Part I and Part II

and these stories and photos by Jessica Chou:
-- Deportation of father leaves son challenges
UCLA student has to run family business, pay taxes, take care of brother between classes
-- Struggling with noncitizen status
Hardships of being an undocumented immigrant force student to work long hours to finish school
-- Living the green card dream
Attaining legal citizen status opens educational, vocational doors for UCLA alumna
-- Student sees beyond immigration status

Check it out. We'll try to get an interview with Jessica Chou next week.

Share your thoughts about The Underground Students package by posting a comment here.

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