Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

HB 1403 Under Attack

House Bill 1403 makes it possible for undocumented immigrants to attend college in Texas. A similar law in Kansas is now under attack, which may threaten the Texas law.

Tonight, I attended a meeting hosted by Jovenes Immigrantes por un Futuro Mejor, a new group being organized at UT. I heard a couple of students talk about their dilemma. Several of them have graduated from UT, received their degrees, but are unable to work, because they are undocumented. They have lived in the United States for most of their lives. HB 1403 allows them to get educated, but now, more has to be done.

They are urging folks to help support the DREAM ACT. It's a pretty interesting initiative and one that I will follow closely.

Here's a press release link with more info.

3 Comments:

Blogger cindylu said...

I did a lot of research on this issue last quarter. The policy issues related to undocumented students in higher education is something I want to do more research on. It really sucks how these youth are told that education is they key to social mobility and improving their lives, but when it comes to go to college the door is practically slammed because they can't afford the high cost of non-resident tuition.

6:42 PM

 
Anonymous Eunice Arteta-Alvarez said...

I also have research on this issue.
And have realize that the children of the united states, it does not matter if illegal or llegal will be the ones ruling and leading this nation why not give the oportunity to study, learn and have a higher education. And yes people are just closing the door in the faces of the future.

2:01 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is disgusting. Believe me, there are a lot of people who work for UT upset with this as well.

Our legislature is full of idiots.

8:30 PM

 

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