06 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

New Jersey May Become 12th State to Grant Tuition Parity

Two bills (S1036 and A990) would enable New Jersey to join 11 other states in allowing an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 undocumented students per year to pay resident rates provided they maintain good grades, solid character, and attend at least three years of high school in the state. Earlier this week, the New Jersey Assembly […]

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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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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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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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