Skip to comments.Applications for college aid through the California Dream Act are down again
Posted on 02/13/2018 11:27:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding.
The deadline to apply for aid through the California Dream Act is March 2, just about two weeks away.
As of Monday, 19,141 students had applied. That's a little more than half of last year's total.
"We're 20,000 students behind," said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization that administers state financial aid.
College counselors and Cortez Alcalá cite immigrant families' increasing distrust of the government. Students are especially concerned about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which hangs in the balance.
"There's rumors about ICE raids all the time some unfounded and some maybe founded," said Jane Slater, a teacher at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif., who also advises a club for students who are in the country without legal permission. "The headlines about immigration make people feel like they're really in the spotlight. Kids are more afraid for their families than they are for themselves."
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With the decrease in students, it’s time to save money and fire some worthless professors who teach social justice baloney.
Illegals should NOT be getting college aid anyway
California is totally beyond a place...I don't recognize anymore.
Where did they all goooo?
19,141 illegal aliens ready to deport. Bye.
Where is the concern troll when we need him?
"Zero" is the only attribute of winning!
Well, can't they get a note from their parents saying that they are in this country legally? How old is this writer? Eight? Nine?
"Permission" is not something you need to become a U.S. CITIZEN! Meathead!
"Available to others"? Only in a twisted sense. A person in California legally from New Mexico has no such opportunities, while a person in California illegally from Mexico has access to those financial aid packages. The idea that foreign criminals should be preferred over Americans who follow the law would only occur to a democrat.
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