Mr. Rodriguez Is Undocumented and Unafraid
Sasha Aslanian, APM Reports
Alexis Rodriguez, 25, is a high school math teacher with Teach for America in Los Angeles. Rodriguez is bilingual and holds degrees in mathematics and education, but there's something else he brings to the classroom: his own experience as an undocumented immigrant.
The recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program has thrown Rodriguez's career as a teacher into uncertainty. When his work permit runs out, he will no longer be eligible to work legally in the U.S. Nationally, there could be many more teachers in his situation: 20,000, according to an estimate by the Migration Policy Institute.