[Ed. – Ordinarily we’d point out that this is a state school, but since the state in this instance is ultra-blue California, we’ll remain silent.]
The University of California-Berkeley is planning to allocate between $400,000 and $800,000 toward services for “undocumented” students on campus.
The move comes amid ongoing tensions related to the detention of Berkeley student Luis Mora by federal immigration officials, with some students accusing the university of being lacklustre in its support for Mora.
According to The Daily Californian, Mora met with UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ Tuesday, after which she announced plans to expand the undocumented student resource center and allocate $800,000 to the “DACA Financial Gap” initiative, which provides financial aid to DACA students.
The discussion concerning resources for undocumented students at UC Berkeley has been in the spotlight ever since Perna Lal, an attorney who provides legal services for the school’s undocumented students, complained that she didn’t have an office on campus.
“I’ve been an attorney for Berkeley’s undocumented student program for 2+ years now. I still don’t have an office on campus. I still get locked out of buildings. I still don’t have rooms to use for meetings with students. Berkeley doesn’t care about us,” said Lal.