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Group Helping Miami Immigrant Students Stay In The U.S.

In June, President Barack Obama issued an executive order to cut down on the number of undocumented young people being deported. It’s been a safe harbor for kids hoping to continue their education in America. The order applies to immigrants under age 30 who were brought to the U.S. when they were younger than 16. […]

Students Learning English Get Extra Reading Help At Summer Camp

Juan Galvez is going into 4th grade. His parents are from Bolivia and Guatemala, and they only speak Spanish. When it comes to homework, Juan is usually on his own. “My mom helps me a little because she knows the math,” said Juan. “But with reading, I’m good. I do it by myself.” Students learning […]

Feedback Loop: Should Foreign High-Tech Grads Have A Shot At U.S. Jobs?

Earlier this week we told you about an effort among university presidents asking the federal government to make it easier for foreign high-tech graduates to get a U.S. work visa. The effort has big-name backing from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch. The goal is to reduce an expected […]

Florida Universities Join Effort To Ease Visa Requirements For STEM Grads

Editors note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Luc Cohen. The presidents of more than 100 U.S. research universities signed a letter to President Obama and Congressional leaders urging them to make it easier for international students to get jobs in the country after they graduate. The letter argues that highly skilled workers in STEM fields […]

Florida Reading Programs Fight “The Summer Slide”

Florida students can exercise their reading skills over the summer through a free program at their public library. The goal is to mitigate the summer reading loss that leaves some students two years below grade level by the time they reach middle school. The program is helped by a collaborative effort among states to make […]

Federal Immigration Order Brings Relief For Florida Students

Young immigrant rights activists in Miami are celebrating and breathing a sigh of relief. President Barack Obama announced that undocumented young people in the U.S. will no longer have to fear deportation. His executive order applies to immigrants under 30 who got here before they were 16 years old. Immigration has long been a contentious […]

College Board Releases a Guide to Help Undocumented Students Pay for College

Editors note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Luc Cohen. Undocumented high school students have a new tool to help them with their college admissions process. The College Board has released a guide to help undocumented students apply to college and get scholarships — since undocumented students cannot receive state or federal financial aid […]

Some Students With Incarcerated, Absent Parents Pay Higher Tuition

A bill seen mostly as an effort to give immigrant families cheaper college tuition rates has died in the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee. The failed SB 106 would have allowed undocumented students and legal Florida residents with undocumented parents to pay in-state tuition rates, which are up to three times less expensive than the out-of-state […]

Students Stage a Sit-In to Fight for College Tuition Equity

Students with the activist group We Are Florida have staged a quiet sit-in at Rep. Carlos Lopez Cantera’s office in Tallahassee today, asking him to support HB 81, a bill that would grant in-state tuition for all youth living in Florida regardless of their immigration status or the immigration status of their parents. As StateImpact Florida […]

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