Private institutions in the United States of America are being forced to confront an increasing number of undocumented persons who seek employment, education, healthcare, and personal development. In this case study we considered the options which Christian colleges must weigh when interested in allowing undocumented students to serve in (traditionally) paid leadership roles on campus. Through research, interviews with student development professionals, and conversations with formerly undocumented students, this study provides a unique solution for Christian colleges to consider when faced with the consideration of undocumented students in leadership roles. The scope of our research is focused in three primary areas: brief national immigration history, the mission and responsibility of evangelical Christian colleges, and the legal implications of employing undocumented persons. This study seeks to illuminate one option that private colleges can consider, not provide a formulaic response for all schools.
Austin, Nathanael P.; Deegan, Maddie; Fulton, Leah N.; and Karrick, Keartsten
"Undocumented Students in Christian Higher Education: Theological and Legal Ramifications for Financing Student Leaders,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 12:
12, Article 5.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol12/iss12/5
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