07 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Fighting the Georgia Ban On Immigrant Youth

This is a message from one of my friends, Maria Marroquin, who protested against the ban on undocumented students in higher education institutions across Georgia. She’s currently in detention, along with 6 other students, and may face removal from the country. Three years ago when I helped start DreamActivist.org, I never thought I would be […]

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16 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Making College Less Accessible for Immigrant Students One Lawsuit at a Time

Disclaimer: This issue does not relate to me. I am not an AB-540 student and nor have I ever benefited from it. But it makes me mad that people are scapegoating fellow college students who have worked really hard to get where they are . Seriously, college education should be free for all and then […]

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12 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Immigrant Students and Being Thankful to the United States

I am yet to understand why I should be thankful to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for my higher education. Did the government pay for it? No. Did they sit tests and write papers for me? No. Could I have gotten the same education and made the same achievements anywhere else? Probably, given the amazing […]

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08 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

US News Coverage of Undocumented Students in Higher Education

**** I am busy for the next 2 months till the October LSAT, which is why you will not be seeing frequent blog posts from me. Do feel free to leave me a comment or shoot me an email though. **** I know we learn by repetition but exactly how many times does one need […]

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07 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Checklist for Graduate Students

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29 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

South Carolina: First to Bar Undocumented Students

Stuck in the deep recesses of the South and in a horserace to appear tough on immigration, the South Carolina Senate has approved a get-tough on immigration measure that among other things, would bar undocumented students from higher education in the state. S 392 which may be signed as early as next week reads:   […]

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28 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Goof-up – Arkansas Governor on Instate-Tuition for Undocumented Students

The Associated Press and several other news outlets picking up the AP are quoting the Arkansas Governor Beebee for stating that a “legal opinion he signed while he served as the state’s attorney general in 2005 clearly showed giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition likely would violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.” I […]

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22 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Reply to Michael Hethmon – "Worst Kind of Public Waste"

This is a reply to “Opposing View: Worst kind of public waste” dated 5/21/08 and published in USA Today. Michael Hethmon wrongly interprets the 1996 Immigration reform acts to mean that undocumented students should be denied postsecondary education benefits, when in fact, the law in question simply says that undocumented students shall not qualify for […]

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20 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

DREAMers in Colorado – In Pursuit of Higher Ed Dreams

“I don’t know how I am going to do it, but I am going to do it. I am going to make my dreams come true.” In 2004, John Hickenlooper made a promise to students from Cole Middle School in Colorado that if they graduated from high school, he would help find resources to help […]

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15 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

North Carolina Plays Ping-Pong with Undocumented Students

Playing ping-pong with the future of our students in North Carolina continues as now the Community College system has clarified that undocumented students in the system already can remain. The policy has supposedly changed 4 times, but the NC Community College system has still barred future enrollment of any undocumented students. The NC university system […]

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