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The View From Here : Undocumented in Higher Education

Sacramento, Calif., October 26, 2015; Capital Public Radio’s multimedia documentary series The View From Here launches a three-part series featuring the voices and stories of undocumented immigrants in California. Katie Orr reports the first story during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on Thursday, October 29 on Capital Public Radio News stations.

Only about 10% of undocumented immigrant adults in California have college degrees. Their children expect more. Undocumented Millennials often expect to go to college, and new laws make it possible, if not always easy.  Laura Aguilar was born in Mexico and raised in California. She has been admitted to grad school, and hopes to be a dentist in four years, but she worries her immigrant status may still limit her.

Listen to Laura’s story, see photos and learn more about the educational challenges of undocumented students at capradio.org/view

Also on Thursday, Oct 29 from 9 am - 6 pm, join us for an online Q&A about undocumented immigrants and California’s education system at facebook.com/capradio.

The conversation is open to all who are curious about the issue and will include:

- Andrea Gaytan, Director - UC Davis AB540 & Undocumented Student Center

- Katie Orr, Health Care Reporter - Capital Public Radio

- Dr. Angelo Williams, Legislative Director - California Student Aid Commission

Parts 2 and 3 of the documentary series will air in 2016 as our year-long initiative examining undocumented immigration in California continues. View the stories at capradio.org/undocumentedca.

The View From Here is an award-winning documentary series from Capital Public Radio. TVFH produces thought-provoking first-person documentaries and digital stories that inspire us to learn, understand and respond. We build stronger communities through artful, relevant storytelling that connects us to each other’s experiences, challenges and dreams.