Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Viewpoints: ‘Dreamers,’ those brought illegally to U.S., deserve same loans as other students


University of California President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy White, California Senator Ricardo Lara in this op/ed argue that 

"Undocumented students are more likely to come from low-income families. They often are the first in their families to attend college. Through their hard work and perseverance, these students have earned the opportunity to attend our public universities. Their accomplishments should not be disregarded, nor their future jeopardized, because of their legal status. It does a disservice to them and deprives us of what they can contribute to the future well-being of our state and nation. These students have worked hard to achieve their dream of a university education. We should work just as hard to ensure they have every chance to succeed, including providing them access to the same resources as their campus peers."



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