Illinois Bill Could Require a Liaison for Undocumented Students at Public Universities

Illinois colleges and universities could be required to create a liaison position to support undocumented students if the state’s governor, J.B. Pritzker, signs House Bill 3438 into law, reports the Illinois News Room.

Rep. Dagmara AvelarRep. Dagmara Avelar

Sent to Pritzker in June, the bill requires all public universities and colleges designate a “Dream Resource Liaison,” who would help undocumented and mixed-status students access all available financial aid and academic opportunities, by the 2022-23 school year.

“This liaison is the one-stop shop when it comes to somebody who’s undocumented trying to access services and connecting them to the resources,” State Rep. Dagmara Avelar told the Illinois News Room. Avelar, who was once an undocumented student herself, co-sponsored the bill.