Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges
Scott James, The New York Times
Skyline College's Dream Center in San Bruno, California, is one of about 40 such centers in California that assist students without legal status, helping them navigate the complexities of admissions and classes and connecting them with financial aid.
The centers are part of an endeavor in the nation’s higher education system to help undocumented students attend classes and attain degrees. And while many of these programs have existed for years, there are concerns about pushback as the Trump administration has shifted to a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration.
This is leading many colleges to develop policies, with California in the forefront, designed to thwart possible interference by the federal government.