Berkeley Gives Hope to the Undocumented

Berkeley Gives Hope
to the Undocumented 1

M. Scott Brauer for The Chronicle

Terrence Park, now a master’s student in biostatistics, came to the United States illegally with his mother when he was 10. Berkeley’s program helped him find a paying research job off campus.

Terrence Park arrived at the University of California at Berkeley as a transfer student in the fall of 2011 with a keen interest in the sciences. He was, he says, "desperate" for the chance to do research at an institution that is world-famous for it.

But there was one problem. Mr. Park, who came to the United States from South Korea at age 10 with his mother and two younger sisters, lacked immigration papers. That meant he couldn’t hold a paying