USA Immigration News
U.S. Immigrants Offered College Courses
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A new program coordinated between the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Labor Research and Education and the National Labor College will soon be launched to help illegal immigrants in the United States to attend colleges.
In an effort to reach out to U.S. immigrant students barred from area universities, the program called "National Dream University" will offer online courses for college credit to young illegal immigrants.
"Students are getting motivated, they're having a newfound sense of hope they can go to college," said Alma Castrejon, the project's coordinator. "If they're not having this opportunity in their home state, they need someone to provide that."
Anyone interested in immigrant and labor rights can apply to attend six courses in 2013 on topics such as labor history and nonviolence and social movements, regardless of their legal status.
Students will complete their coursework and assignments online except from traveling to Maryland and California at the beginning and end of the year.
The year's coursework will cost $2,490 and it is believed to draw students who couldn't otherwise afford to go to school because of rising tuition costs, living expenses and the difficulty of keeping a job in the U.S. while taking classes.
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