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Doors Scholars: Students and Mexico-Born Immigrant

doors scholars: Montenegro and more than 2,300 public college students around Arizona with deferred deportation status will have to pay thousands more for school in the fall under a state Supreme Court decision that deemed them ineligible for in-state tuition, according to CTV. Suddenly, they are scrambling to piece together private funding to continue their studies. Now a senior with the goal of becoming a teacher nearly in sight, the 29-year-old Mexico-born immigrant who arrived in the U.S. at age 11 faces a new hurdle. Students in the U.S. illegally cannot get federal funding, but there are private scholarships such as The Dream.US and Golden Doors Scholars for students covered by the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Youths in the program are sometimes referred to as Dreamers for the DREAM Act, never-passed legislation that opponents say would reward people for breaking the law and encourage illegal immigration. But he and others said they fear a growing anti-immigrant bias in the U.S. under President Donald Trump, who has made tough immigration policies a key focus. Montenegro said Arizona State University counsellors helped him find modest funding from donors to finish his last year, and I should be able to do it. ( As reported in the news.