In Arkansas, the chancellor of the University of Arkansas is advocating for 25 undergraduate Razorbacks who can pave the way for a state that promotes education of people of all levels. What can the school do? Offer in-state tuition. This might be an uphill battle for a state where advocacy for immigrant rights is not a strong as it is in other states. But passing a out-of-state tuition exemption is not impossible, specially if we are guided by this survey, which indicates that around 60% of Arkansans favor a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
In New Mexico, the Daily Lobo, student newspaper for the University of New Mexico, reports on the push by student groups and faculty members to pressure the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to open its scholarship programs to undocumented students. By the looks of it, it may be easier to start the movement somewhere else:
from HSF)said providing scholarships to undocumented students would not only take resources away from Hispanic-American citizens but could also be a breach of federal immigration policy.
So, there you have it, the largest scholarship fund for Hispanic/Latino students in the US and their spokesperson, Mitt Romney... I mean, some dude named Chapa!
Well, let us know educate Mitt Chapa about what pays for his salary, as well as those scholarships he denies undocumented students with such gusto. From
Where does funding for the HSF scholarships come from?
Funding comes from a variety of sources. The majority of our funds come from corporations and foundations that have an interest in the higher education of Latinos. Some of our funds also come from individual giving. HSF does not receive public funds.
No public funding, eh? That means that you set your own guidelines. As much as I disagree with HSF's stance, it's their money and they can choose what to do with it. But even I know that opening their scholarships would not be a "violation of federal immigration policy". You don't think we should get the aid? That's ok. At least the minutemen say it to our faces, HSF.
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