You know why Hispanics cross the border in sets of 2s and 4s right? The sign clearly states: No ‘Tres’passing!
We already have the weather, kush weed, and Rams. Leave it to the Golden State to provide a way for illegal aliens to attend college for free. Donald Trump will not like this. The California Dream Act provides migrant workers grants for a higher education.
The California DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act is a package of California state laws that allow children who were brought into the US under the age of 16 without proper visas/immigration documentation who have attended school on a regular basis and otherwise meet in-state tuition and GPA requirements to apply for student financial aid benefits. It and past similarly named legislation have been authored by California State Senator Gil Cedillo.
So if everything is so Gucci, why is all the wealth and financial aide being left untouched? The money is strictly for the silver toothed. Cash can be used for any community college or California State University. Very few undocumented students are taking advantage of the opportunity.
Some blame it on stress from the home life. Let’s face it- most of us aren’t hiding in Beverly Hills. Hell A’s urban community, is still riddled with drugs and gang violence. Or, could it be that Hispanics don’t qualify to receive federal grants and loans (often needed to help cover tuition cost). Others assume The California Dream Act rules and application, is too confusing. Local students say that community college staff exemplify racism and impatience. Often, administrators are conflicted by the application process themselves.
Truthfully, the Mexicans don’t want it because they fear the government. Who wants to get deported for a few measly thousand dollars?
Daily Breeze Reports:
David Rojas Torres, who is in his second year at Santa Monica College, said he was unable to get his Cal Grant funds because the college wanted, among other things, copies of his parents’ tax returns. His parents are undocumented themselves and filed late. They then became nervous that handing over the paperwork might trigger an immigration status review or even deportation, even though the Student Aid Commission insists that no information is shared with immigration authorities.
“I was a little bit frightened. What if I was doing something wrong? What would happen to me and my parents?” recalled Rojas Torres, who was brought to the U.S. from Mexico at age 2 and has temporary protection from deportation under the Obama administration’s federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. So while he wound up getting the separate fee waiver, he stopped pursuing the $1,656 Cal Grant and took a cashier job to pay for books and other expenses.-