Published December 23, 2020.
“I myself was an undocumented independent contractor before I obtained my work authorization through DACA in 2013. I graduated from college in 2009 with a degree in math and became extremely frustrated with the fact that I could not get hired as an employee due to my immigration status. However, I quickly learned that independent contracting did not require work authorization or a SSN.”
Iliana G. Perez, Director of Research and Entrepreneurship at Immigrants Rising, shares the importance of entrepreneurship in the undocumented immigrant community, as an alternative to employment and a way for people to earn a living when employment barriers exist.
Read the full story: [Guest Covid19 series post] Entrepreneurship Pathways, Regardless of Immigration Status (My Undocumented Life)