Skip to comments.'Dream Home' to open for illegal immigrant students in Texas
Posted on 03/18/2015 7:09:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
Free housing will soon be available for DREAMersillegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as childrenattending the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA).
The Dream Homes initiative, the latest project by nonprofit organization Sand2Pearl, will provide rent-free housing to undocumented UTPA students in South Texas. The home, located within walking distance to UTPAs campus, will open in August and house seven undocumented students during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The number of Dreamers who will benefit in August will be seven, but the students who will ultimately benefit will be countless," Sarah Chavez, executive director of Sand2Pearl, told NBC News.
Chavez and her friend Patricia Estrada announced their plan to open the Dream Home at a community meeting in early March where they discussed the initiative with the public and encouraged interested students to apply. According to Chavez and Estrada, both former UTPA students who worked together on Wendy Davis Democratic gubernatorial campaign, there are roughly 800 undocumented students currently enrolled at UTPA.
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Wow....What a great deal...
Hey Pablo, look over here, everything is free.
Tax payer money involved????
Do the free housing rentals come with free rental cars? Shopping discounts? Free Six Flags passes?
Dont know if Sand2Pearl gets any government funding.
For recreational learning purposes, practice voting booths will be installed to enhance the American experience.
As the come across the border in Texas, they should give every 500th illegal an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas for two illegals, a brand new car and a chance to meet President Obama in the White House.
How will they document that they are undocumented so they can receive their free housing?
This is the bizarro world.
From your link...
According to Estrada, the future home for undocumented students in Edinburg, Texas was purchased by Chavezs father who entrusted it to his daughters nonprofit on a rent-to-own basis. With the help of fundraisers and private donations, Chavez and Estrada hope to pay off the property in the next six years.
Sand2Pearls plans to host a block party in early April where the organization will seek help with renovations in order to make the home move-in ready before the new school year begins.
“We’re thankful to local businesses that have agreed to donate furniture, paint and materials for the house,” said Chavez. “We also feel very blessed to work with agencies like the Edinburg Housing Authority for welcoming our outreach.”
In addition to their Dream Home initiative, Chavez and Estrada have begun spreading the word about President Obamas recent executive action which expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Well also be doing outreach to high schools to educate teachers and counselors about DACA, Estrada told NBC News.
Undocumented students in Texas are currently eligible for lower-cost, in-state tuition at public universities and colleges in the state and can receive taxpayer-funded grants to assist with their educational expenses.
They have to encourage them for free housing?
I guess all those who have to pay will stand around cheering.
Well that sux!.....Texas Ping!
I’ll donate some thermite.
Will there be a Before and After set of pictures of the housing ?
I often question WHY any illegal would want amnesty? There are no benefits. They get everything free and already have axtrememly powerful political power with ZERO requirements that citizens face.
I often question WHY any illegal would want amnesty? They get everything free and already have axtrememly powerful political power with ZERO requirements that citizens face.
They get GRANT FUNDING for college also-FREE. That’s what the IRCOT v. Lone Star College System is about. 5 years later after winning in the Tx Supreme Court over taxpayer standing the case can go to trial. Wouldn’t it be nice to pull the rug out on this arrogant crew?
Where’s MY free house?
They are not in good standing with Texas
Can’t find anything at the IRS.
Info on Arnold Rodriguez, “organizer and director of Sand2Pearl”
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