Feeding for a College Education as an Immigrant
University of Louisville is known for one of the top Institutions to have the most diversity on campus in Kentucky. We have numerous programs to help integrate the population and help get others involved on the campus so that students can become acclimated to the Institutions and it 's peers. However, even though we do have diversity the percentage of Latinos and Asians are low. This is seen as issue that has been going on for years, and in order to fix the problem numerous implications and recommendations have been tried to be pushed in order to help increase diversity among the campus. One of the major implications is the Dream Act to help increase immigrants chances to get into an institution. Since then, I feel that a Scholarship based program should be implemented onto the campus for the Asians and Latino population, just as there is one targeted for the African-American population. The Dream Act is a legislation that provides a potential pathway to legalized status for undocumented youth. The Dream Act has been trying to passed since 2001, but the government kept over looking it. Which caused for immigrants(youth) to take matters into their own hands, which related to sit-ins and rally 's and youth writing to the president to address the issue. In the article “Undocumented & Unafraid: The DREAM Act 5 and the Public Disclosure of Undocumented Status as a Political Act” by Rene´ Galindo depicts 6 young immigrant adults individual stories on how difficult it has been as an immigrant not only tp be accepted by society, but to have the access to higher education. It is the stories of immigrant youth that have formed the ﬁght for the DREAM Act. One of the young women stated that “Our stories and the stories from our community are what will mold and push immigrant rights forward along with I don’t know let’s say like 100,000 calls! struggles and the risks
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