Juan Escalante is an undocumented immigrant who is pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Policy.

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Anonymous asked:
Any scholarship s or loans any the for daca students in texas ?. Can't seem to find anything
I answered:

I would take a look at http://e4fc.org. Let me know if you need more!

The following memorandum was sent out from the Florida Department of Education to the Florida College System. The are speculations that the Florida Board of Governor’s will send out a similar memo guiding Florida Universities.
Take a look and share widely, many of the questions you have about HB851 and in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in Florida may be answered here. The following memorandum was sent out from the Florida Department of Education to the Florida College System. The are speculations that the Florida Board of Governor’s will send out a similar memo guiding Florida Universities.
Take a look and share widely, many of the questions you have about HB851 and in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in Florida may be answered here. The following memorandum was sent out from the Florida Department of Education to the Florida College System. The are speculations that the Florida Board of Governor’s will send out a similar memo guiding Florida Universities.
Take a look and share widely, many of the questions you have about HB851 and in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in Florida may be answered here.

    The following memorandum was sent out from the Florida Department of Education to the Florida College System. The are speculations that the Florida Board of Governor’s will send out a similar memo guiding Florida Universities.

    Take a look and share widely, many of the questions you have about HB851 and in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in Florida may be answered here.

    I Can Feel Your Pain, In My Bones.

    inativespeaker:

    My boyfriend and I decided to try a new Mexican restaurant in his college town, but little did I know the feelings this new experience would provoke. I ordered a noticed a man in his 50’s bussing the tables and picking up plates. I felt a strong connection with this man, and I when I glanced at him, I could feel his pain in his frightened heart. I began to think about my mother and how she spends over 60 hours working each week just to be able to provide my siblings with the best. 

    I could not stop thinking about this man all through dinner. Before leaving, I stopped the old man and introduced myself. I mentioned to him that my mother had been working at a Mexican Restaurant for the past 10 years and how I understood how hard it was trying to make it in this country with a family and that I could see that he was a hardworking man. I handed him five dollars. I will never forget the look on his face. He thanked me, and he gave me his blessings. I wish I could have given him more. I wish I could give him the opportunities that I have had in this country. 

    The Obama Administration sent the following letter to Congress asking $3.7 billion dollars in order to handle the humanitarian crisis at the border. Despite how the media may be labeling this request, the truth is that a bulk of this money will be used to deport the migrants at the border.

    This is the latest development as protests continue to unfold in Murrietta, California, and while the United Nations seeks to convince the United States that these children should be treated as refugees. 

    At the local level in the middle of the country, Americans are still maintaining that pragmatism that the country is famous for. At the end of the day, they want to get along with their neighbors and, whatever their ideological views may be, that sort of matter most.

    Damien Cave, New York Times’ Mexico City Correspondent.

    Damien recently spoke with LATINO USA about his multimedia piece "The Way North," which portrayed how immigration is changing the heartland of the United States.

    DAILY GRIND

    walkingmelancholyghosts:

    Ok so here’s the thing, I honestly cannot stand when identified ‘conservatives’ or people in general pin-point undocumented youths and students just like myself as disposable because we ‘pose a threat’ to your society and because you make us synonymous with your racist immigrant stereotypes of ‘laziness’ because ‘we don’t support the economy’ yet somehow we’re ‘taking all of your jobs’ (the ones you don’t want, remember). People are so quick to say that all undocumented youths and students are a huge part of the academic issue in the country because we are the ‘core of increased drop-out rates’ and we want to be ‘coddled by the government’ and just ‘have a litter of children’ (the worst stereotype by far because now we’re going to be shamed for having any children at all, but so it goes). Personally, as an undocumented student and youth I can tell you that everything being said could not be further from the truth. First off, do not clump every single undocumented immigrant into one big pool for your sake or because it makes it easier for you to objectify us and portray us as ‘less than’: I came into this country thirteen years ago legally and did not become undocumented until our visas expired and my mom decided to stay. But the guy next to me may have been illegal his entire life and may not have any legal footing in this country. He may be from Honduras, she may be from Colombia, they may be from the Maldives. I’m trying to get the point across, we are not all the fucking same. From my experience, being undocumented has meant that I have had it ingrained into my brain that I must work thrice as hard as my peers to get what I want because this government does nothing for me and I have to provide for myself until otherwise stated. Even applying to a college was a leap because I was certain that I wouldn’t get in based on my migratory status and indeed two campuses rejected me for failure to provide a green card. Do not assume that just because I came to your country as an immigrant that I am not ‘worthy’ of being here, that I am going to ‘bring down your economy’ and that I am ultimately going to be ‘excess baggage’ and a ‘failure’. Honestly after going to public school with hundreds of kids who could have used their citizen status as a small aid into bigger things who then decided it was cooler to slack off and do absolutely nothing instead, I am certain that the increased drop-out rate is less of an undocumented problem and more of a ‘this country has faulty education systems’ problem. Not just that but to go on and assume that I do not deserve to be integrated into this country? Because my parents chose to bring me here when I was kid? On what grounds? Everybody knows that when you work hard for something you appreciate it quadruple as much as the next kid, no one can argue me on this, it’s just an absolute truth. I worked hard to learn your language and now I am bilingual, I worked hard to learn your pledge so I could say it every morning in class while the other kids rolled their eyes, I worked hard to read your history and marvel (both in awe and sadness) at your past, and I have worked hard to learn to appreciate just what it means to be a member of this society (it isn’t perfect, but a perfect country doesn’t exist). I have more than earned my right to stay here, along with all of the other undocumented youths beside me, fighting for their rights and fighting for their freedoms because a lot of them (much like myself) know good and well that in the countries of their parents they just will never have the opportunities that the United States can provide. We are also the future of this country. Why is it that when you talk about your European ancestors coming to this same country, you applaud them for ‘risking it all to achieve the American dream’ but when my brown people decide to come for those same exact reasons and many, many more (perhaps more dubious and even dangerous) you look down on us? Are we not here for the ‘American Dream’ as well? Or am I missing something? Why should we be excluded from the American Dream you are always praising about?

    And if perchance some ignoramus happens to see this post and gets nothing from it, may I add that my family has paid taxes all thirteen years of living here, even while undocumented? Is that enough? I’m not sure what’s enough for you people. You people who hate us immigrants so, so, so much but you turn a blind eye to the fact that you’re an immigrant too. We’re all immigrants! That is precisely what makes this so damn funny.