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Brown University opens job position to raise funds for illegal immigrants

Brown University has posted a campus position for a student to advocate and raise funds for undocumented students. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brown University has announced an on-campus job posting for a student to become the new "campus resource and advocate for undocumented and DACA students," according to the school's official website.

As the undocumented/DACA undergraduate programmer, the student would not only be an advocate for illegal immigrants and DACA students, but would also manage a program that features the experiences of those undocumented students. The programmer would also be in charge of fundraising events to benefit those students.

Brown posted a news release on their website in April announcing a new initiative for undocumented students.

"Amid student calls on the administration to better support undocumented students, especially in light of the Trump presidency, the University launched the undocumented student initiative to institutionalize resources for affected students last semester," the news release said.

A detailed explanation of the initiative was featured in a story by the Brown Daily Herald.

"The undocumented student initiative seeks to create 'institutional support systems that will assist and serve the needs of … the undocumented student community,'" said Kevin Escudero, assistant professor and special adviser to the provost for the undocumented student initiative, according to the Daily Herald.

According to Escudero, the paper reported, part of the initiative includes offering a free appointment with an attorney for students to discuss their legal status or the legal status of family members.

"The university will pay for the initial appointment with an attorney for undocumented students who want to talk about renewing or applying for DACA (status) or personal or family legal situations,” Escudero told the Daily Herald. Students are free to choose any attorney they are comfortable with while the university pays the tab.

According to the job posting, a "[d]emonstrated commitment to social justice" is a requirement for the programmer job.

Founded in 1764, Brown University is a private Ivy League institution that boasts student demographics from all 50 states and more than 115 countries.

A request for comment from a Brown University representative was not immediately returned to TheBlaze.

(H/T: Campus Reform)

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