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Tag Results for "Undocumented Students"

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

The mother, teachers and classmates of Lulu Martinez on Monday asked President Barack Obama for her immediate release along with the eight other immigration activists being detained in Arizona, known collectively as the DREAM 9. continue reading »

CHICAGO:  Loyola Medical School Set to Admit Undocumented Students

Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine is making history today by becoming the first big city medical school to admit undocumented students. The school announced they will be waiving the legal residency requirement that deters undocumented, qualified applicants from seeking admission. continue reading »

OPINION:  The Missing Link in Immigration Reform

The big question, is what happens after immigration reform passes, particularly with regard to educational opportunities for more than 11 million residents? continue reading »

Colorado Passes Bill to Allow Undocumented Students Pay In-State Tuition

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. After 10 years of negotiations and seven previous rejections, the measur continue reading »

Bill to Cut Tuition for Undocumented Students Advances in Colorado

A Colorado Senate committee passed Friday a bill to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. With a 4-3 vote, the Appropriations Com continue reading »

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

The wide political backing for a bill in the Colorado legislature to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities appears to assure that the measure will finally pass after six failed attempts. continue reading »

UC Berkeley Receives $1 Million Donation For Undocumented Students’ Scholarships

Undocumented students attending the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday expressed their happiness after receiving a $1 million donation for scholarships from the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. continue reading »

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that, under existing Board of Higher Education policy, certain young immigrants who meet criteria under the federal continue reading »

Maryland May be First to Pass a State DREAM Act

Maryland could become the first state in America to pass its own version of the DREAM Act by referendum. The proposal will appear as Question 4 on the ballot in the Nov. 6 elections. continue reading »

Study Reveals Positive and Negative Fiscal Effects of Maryland DREAM Act

A new study of the proposed Maryland DREAM Act from the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis & Research found it would have both fiscal costs and benefits to Maryland. continue reading »

Florida Can’t Charge Higher Tuition to U.S. Born Children of Undocumented Parents, Courts Says

A federal judge in Miami ruled that Florida's state-supported colleges and universities cannot require U.S.-born Florida residents whose parents are undocumented immigrants to pay tuition at the higher out-of-state rate. continue reading »

Arizona Mayors: Undocumented Students Should Get In-State Tuition Rates

The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix said Friday that they want young undocumented students who apply for Deferred Action to pay in-state tuition at Arizona community colleges. continue reading »

Campaign Launched To Assist Students Applying for Deferred Action

A coalition of civic groups launched Tuesday in Washington a national campaign to help thousands of undocumented students avoid deportation by means of a process known as "deferred action." continue reading »

Attn DREAMers: Web Site to Assist Undocumented Youth in Application Process- Applications Begin 8/15

Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. continue reading »

Hispanic Bar Association Launches New Effort to Help Pass DREAM Act

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is launching a new advocacy effort for the DREAM Act. The effort involves promoting a model resolution in state legislatures urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Poll: Many Voters Support Obama’s Decision to Stop Deporting Undocumented Brought to U.S. as Kids

According to a Bloomberg poll, "64 percent of likely voters surveyed after Obama’s June 15 announcement said they agreed" with the president's decision to stop the deportation of a number of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. continue reading »

University in Denver Lowers Tuition for Undocumented Students

Starting in August, the Metropolitan State College of Denver will authorize lower tuitions for certain undocumented students. continue reading »

Spanish Teacher Helping Undocumented Students in North Carolina Achieve College Dreams

A Spanish-born North Carolina teacher is helping dozens of undocumented high-school students fulfill their dream of pursuing university studies. continue reading »

Lawsuit Filed Against US Senate Over Fillibuster Rule Preventing DREAM Act Vote, Other Legislation

Common Cause filed a 52-page lawsuit last week asking the U.S. District Court in Washington to declare that the Senate’s filibuster rule is unconstitutional and violates the core American principle of majority rule. continue reading »