Monday, July 18, 2005

DREAMing in Philadelphia

Today's Inquirer has a good summary of the DREAM Act and also mentions something I hadn't thought too much about - private universities giving bright immigrant students (who also happen to be undocumented) scholarships that would permit them to afford college. In the case mentioned in the article, an immigrant student was given a full ride by a Catholic school in PA.

Of course, this doesn't solve the larger problem - the fact that after college these kids will still be undocumented and won't be able to find work. It just shows that no matter how many states and communities pass reasonable immigration reforms that reward immigrant students for their hard work, without federal immigration reform (the DREAM Act), not much is really going to change for undocumented kids.

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