At a workshop Saturday, Cornell Law School professors and students worked to assist undocumented youth applying for deferred action — a status that, if granted, may allow thousands of undocumented immigrants living in upstate New York to temporarily be protected from deportation.
The University presented the Cornell DREAM Team with the 18th annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony for the team’s work in raising awareness about the plight of undocumented students.
For undocumented students at Cornell, obtaining financial aid and finding employment after graduation can be nearly impossible. Still, Cornell United Religious Work sought to help these students find strength and inspiration through their struggles Thursday in the final talk of their “Soup and Hope” series.
One week ago, Eric Hyun Jae Cheon ’12, an undocumented student, was not sure he would be able to stay enrolled at Cornell for much longer. As a result of strong support from students, alumni and DREAM Act activists around the country, however, Cheon discovered Tuesday that he will be able to finish his final semester.