Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) has created the Invest in the Dream Fund to provide matching funds to encourage the creation of new scholarships for undocumented students and the expansion of existing scholarship programs. The legislation would also provide a pathway to legal permanent residency and federal student aid for undocumented students.
Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 ((a)) was intended to ban states from providing in-state tuition rates to undocumented students. Some states have circumvented the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 by providing in-state tuition benefits and/or state grants without asking the student whether he or she is a U.
Unfortunately, during the most recent Joint Legislative Committee on Immigration Reform public hearing, our state legislators who have the power to influence the passage of this critical legislation continued to deliberately overlook the facts and entertain the reckless rhetoric at the expense of innocent students. Tom Rice, R-Norcross, has pre-filed a proposal that would ban access to higher education to all undocumented students in our state, making Georgia only the second state with such a restrictive policy for access to higher education.
In fact, most states have passed legislation that encourages youth in these situations to attend higher education by allowing in-state tuition.
DACA students should select the “No, I am not a citizen or eligible noncitizen” answer to the FAFSA question about citizenship.
However, California students with DACA status should not file FAFSA.
We would hope that our congressional delegation would move quickly and support the DREAM Act with great urgency during this lame-duck session.
No one should dash the dreams of so many young people.
Today, many youth with undocumented status took to Capitol Hill to demand a bipartisan solution that will grant dreamers a pathway to citizenship and also ensure the safety of other immigrants.
More than 100 Black and Asian American Pacific Islander immigrant activists held a press conference in Washington, D.