Education

Obama Supports College Aid for the Undocumented

By Mary Ann Zehr — October 11, 2007 1 min read

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who is running for president, has urged California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to sign a bill that would enable undocumented students who graduate from high school to receive college aid, according to the Associated Press.

The bill would make low-income immigrant students who are undocumented eligible to receive state grants or community college fee waivers. California, along with nine other states, already allows such students to pay in-state college tuition rates.

To get a sense for how heated the debate is in this country over any policies that give a break to undocumented students, read comments to earlier posts about the “DREAM Act,” here and here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.