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Brown to Offer Tuition Free Masters for DACA Students if Program is Repealed

Brown to Offer Tuition Free Masters for DACA Students if Program is Repealed

“Ending the protections DACA has granted to so many high-achieving and promising individuals is wrong”

Virtue signaling in the Ivy League has now reached the graduate level.

Campus Reform reports:

Brown promises ‘tuition-free’ Master’s for DACA students

Brown University officials have announced plans to offer illegal immigrant students a “tuition-free” Master’s Degree should the federal government decide to repeal DACA.

The new program would be available for any 2018 graduate as a one-year extension to their time at Brown, and would come with university-subsidized health insurance and a stipend, according to a statement by Provost Richard Locke.

In the event that DACA is repealed, the university has also vowed to offer “in-school and post-graduate opportunities for students unable to work legally to engage in stipend-supported research and education that is not citizenship-dependent.”

While the program remains in limbo, the elite school says it will continue to support DACA students through its existing initiatives, such as covering the cost of DACA renewal application fees, providing grant money to pay for legal representation, and creating extra institutional scholarships for students whose work authorization expires.

“It is our hope that through these efforts, the university will continue to support academic development and achievement while Congress works to address essential immigration reform,” Locke concludes.

In September 2017, university officials issued a press release condemning efforts to repeal DACA and affirming their support for undocumented students.

“Ending the protections DACA has granted to so many high-achieving and promising individuals is wrong. It is shortsighted and in direct and flagrant conflict with this nation’s commitment to education,” the statement argued, vowing not to cooperate with law enforcement officials unless they have a subpoena.

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nordic_prince | March 24, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Meanwhile, American students continue to be ridiculously burdened by tuition, etc. for postsecondary education.

But hey, at least people who have no right to be here in the first place can get a free ride, courtesy of all us hard-working schmucks.

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