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Transgender, undocumented students eligible for state financial aid

By Noah Johnson | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Transgender and undocumented students who are Illinois residents are now eligible to apply for scholarships, grants, awards, free room and board and other kinds of financial assistance from the state.The Retention of Illinois Students and Equity...

Letter to the editor: Lawmakers need to fix DACA now

Letter to the editor: Lawmakers need to fix DACA now

By Laura Vivaldo Cholula | March 8, 2018

On Sept. 5, 2017, attorney general Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protected about 800,000 undocumented youth from deportation. Our organization recognizes the political, social and historical...