An Underground College for Undocumented Immigrants
Feature Writing: Magazines and Weeklies
About the Entry
After being turned away from universities due to their uncertain immigration status, determined students — aided by professors sympathetic to their plight — find another way to continue their educations.
- Jonathan Blitzer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Comments from the Judges
“This was a novel — and super-important — idea. I appreciated the fact that we got to know a few people involved and to follow them.
“Jonathan Blitzer has produced a riveting read that brings us into the undercovered world of undocumented students. The piece is a delight to read, filled with the kind of compelling anecdotes and quotes that make it impossible to put down.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.