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March Deadline: Jane Slater and Redwood City

march deadline: The headlines about immigration make people feel like they're really in the spotlight, according to Metro News. Kids are more afraid for their families than they are for themselves, said Jane Slater, a teacher at Sequoia High School in Redwood City who advises a club for students who are in the country without legal permission. College counsellors say the decline reflects increasing distrust of government among immigrant families, as well as uncertainty over the status of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program better known as DACA, the newspaper said. With the March 1 deadline approaching, 19,141 students had applied for aid under the California Dream Act as of Monday, a number that's just over half of last year's total. This year's decline follows a dip that occurred last year until state officials launched a campaign and ended up with a total of 36,127 applications. Available aid for qualifying students includes private scholarships funded through public universities, state administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers and Cal Grants. ( As reported in the news.