Posted on July 20th, 2011
Last month, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist made headlines for announcing that he has been living in the United States illegally for almost 20 years.
26-year old Jose Vargas has worked for The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his work on a team covering the shootings at Virginia Tech.
The journalist told reporters that he was brought to the United States as a 12-year old and did not learn that he was living here illegally until the age of 16.
He stated, “I’m one of millions of undocumented people in this country who are living kind of under the shadows. At the end of the day, I think we have to tell the truth about this immigration system. And because of that, I had to tell the truth about myself.”
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Posted on June 8th, 2011
On Monday, the Supreme Court voted to reject an appeal to the California law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at colleges in the state. The law was challenged by an out-of-state student group that attempted to argue that it was unfair and violated federal law for them to pay out-of-state tuition while immigrants are granted in-state tuition.
The law was put in place in 2001 in California and makes illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition if they have attended a high school in the state for at least three years and graduated.
In 2010, about 41,000 students in California utilized the law and paid in-state tuition. The majority of these students attended community colleges in the state or University of California schools.
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Posted on May 2nd, 2011
A series of marches and protests in downtown Los Angeles were held yesterday by people demanding immigration reform and full legalization. Participants hope that reform will provide a path for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. to become U.S. citizens. Some of the groups in attendance included the Southern California Immigration Coalition and Fulls Rights for Immigrants Coalition.
Protests and signs were targeted at Congress and President Obama. In addition, many families said that they feel immigration reform is important to them because it could prevent families with American-born children from being separated. ”There are many of us studying to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, and we want to be part of this society,” said one student.
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