San Antonio Report: Colleges in San Antonio are getting $236M in federal aid. Half of it will go to students.

The $36 billion for higher education institutions nationwide is “good news for our Dreamers, who have faced so much uncertainty,” U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett said in a statement. “Dreamers” are beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to stay in the country.

“Wrongful Trump restrictions have been removed so that Dreamers now qualify just like other students,” he said. “Our commitment to higher education reflects our support for both individual student wellbeing and achievement and our need for a highly educated, competitive workforce.”

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Author: Brooke Crum

Publisher: San Antonio Report

Date: May 14, 2021