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Undocumented Students

Georgia Should Keep, not Drive Away, Gifted Immigrant Students

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Georgia just lost another young talent to another state. Needa Virani arrived in the U.S. at age seven. One year later she moved to Georgia and has ...

Rebecca Klein

The Amazing Way These Teachers Are Helping Their Undocumented Students | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York

At International High School in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights neighborhood, teachers always told their immigrant students to work hard, apply to college...

Hope for the Future

Maritza Lam | Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact
Maritza Lam

During my sophomore year in high school, I realized that I was "undocumented." I was used to supporting myself and my family, but suddenly there seemed so many things I could not do.

Our True Americanness

Hector Villagra | Posted 06.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

The Dreamers have reminded us what being an American and living the American Dream is all about. They did so by freeing themselves of the fear of being undocumented and then freeing us to consider anew what defines us as a people.

Embracing Our Immigrant Children

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

No longer can we let our brightest minds languish and the work of our K-12 educators go the waste. We have the power to write the next chapter in this country's history. Let's give every child that calls our nation home a path to college.

Jesuit Study on Undocumented Students

Fr. Richard Ryscavage | Posted 05.15.2013 | College
Fr. Richard Ryscavage

We cannot let undocumented students languish in a void without access to higher education. Nor can we offer them solutions that are only temporary.

Support Let's Learn: Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students in NC

Emilio Vicente | Posted 04.09.2013 | College
Emilio Vicente

The undocumented students I know are motivated and want to better themselves and their communities, so why should they struggle because of immigration status -- because they weren't lucky enough to be born in the U.S.?

Legislators Reintroduce ASSET Bill

Posted 03.17.2013 | Denver

After two years of failed attempts to pass a bill lowering the tuition rate for undocumented students at public colleges and universities throughout C...

Michigan Students Demand In-state Tuition To Undocumented Residents | Posted 02.13.2013 | College

Seconds after University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman banged the gavel to start today's Board of Regents meeting, the first student stood up...

Elise Foley

Americans Say Immigration Reform Should Be Priority | Elise Foley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two-thirds of Americans believe immigration reform should be a priority during President Barack Obama's second term, according...

Elise Foley

Dreamers Celebrate Obama's Win, Gear Up For Immigration Fight | Elise Foley | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON --- Nayeli Manzano, 16, nervously watched Tuesday's election results roll in with her family. She is undocumented, as are her parents, and ...

Majority Support Maryland Dream Act, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Undocumented students may soon be able to pay in-state tuition in Maryland, with a new Washington Post poll showing 59 percent of likely voters there ...

Tancredo Still Pursuing Legal Battle Against Metro for Giving Tuition Break to Undocumented Students

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Tom Tancredo, a former Republican Congressman from Colorado, has placed ads in Metro State University's newspaper seeking plaintiffs for a lawsuit seeking damages from the University's decision to offer undocumented students a reduced tuition rate.

Undocumented Students Chasing the American DREAM In Detroit

Model D | Amy Kuras | Posted 09.25.2012 | Detroit

This article first appeared in Model D. Here’s a familiar story: A smart, energetic teen who has boundless potential is hiding a big secret; some...

New Tuition For Undocumented Begins

Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver

A new tuition rate goes into effect for undocumented students at the Metropolitan State College of Denver today. In June, the college's board of t...

Metro State: We're 'Willing And Able' To Defend Undocumented Tuition Rate

Posted 08.07.2012 | Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver says it has decided to move forward with its controversial vote granting undocumented students a new tuition r...

CHART: Who And Where The DREAMers Are | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

A new analysis casts some much-needed light on the question of exactly who might be eligible for the Obama Administration’s “deferred action” in...

Immigrants Happy, Anxious About Obama's Order To Stop Deporting Students

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The Obama administration's announcement on June 15th that it will stop ...

Immigration Reform Is Education Reform

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 09.09.2012 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

I lie whenever I stand in front of my seventh graders, and say: "Work hard and you can go to college anywhere you want and be anything you want to be." The truth is that their education, their career, their life will be influenced by immigration status.

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: Undocumented Youth Hold 'Graduation' Ceremony At City Hall | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.02.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of young undocumented immigrants from California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and elsewhere gathered on the steps of San Fra...

Obama Deportation Order a Historic Watershed

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The truth is almost all in Washington, and Americans in general, realize these kids were going nowhere, that it would have been impossible to deport hundreds of thousands of them, and that such actions would have been inhuman and indecent.

Kathleen Miles

Not All Immigrants Are Celebrating Obama | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Carlos Amador called the mood in downtown Los Angeles Friday morning "cautiously celebratory" as about 150 immigration reform and Dream Act activists ...

DREAMers That Closed Obama's Denver Office Call Off Strike

Posted 06.13.2012 | Denver

Last week, two undocumented immigrant students occupied President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office and began a hunger strike, effectively closing...

DREAM Act Protesters Go On Hunger Strike, Close Obama's Denver Office

Posted 06.08.2012 | Denver

On Tuesday, two undocumented immigrant students occupied President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office and began a hunger strike. Now on day 3 of th...

Miami Students Win Grant To Assist Undocumented Peers

Posted 06.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Aylwing Olivas, a 21-year old student at Miami Dade College's InterAmerican campus in Miami, noticed that undocumented immigrant high schoolers were d...