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Reminder that Obama banned undocumented youth from getting healthcare under ACA.
After the President granted work permits to immigrant youth, he quietly passed an amendment to the Affordable Care Act that prevents all those who benefit from receiving healthcare.
This means that DACAmented (this is what we call ourselves) young people who may be legally working at an engineering firm, Costco, gas station, or a Fortune 500 company— and paying taxes for American healthcare— cannot receive health benefits that coincide with the Affordable Care Act.
I belong nowhere. I pledge allegiance to no flag and no land. I don’t smell home in the damp earth of my motherland or the rain slicked streets of this big city. I can’t see myself in posters, magazines, television screens, window panes, mirrors. I am innoculated and simultaneously vulnerable and asthmatic, utterly ethnic but a bland and watered down expression of my color. I was born in a neighborhood of exported souls and displaced humans, just like me, on a crossroads of livelihoods and new misplaced lives. A better life, a better life, a bitter life — a life with helter-skelter opaque identity, a life evaluated by material goods and the luxury of education — we want a house, and a car, and 2.5 kids and enough money to never be hungry — but we want the old world’s value, the mystery of that agape kind of love, that treasured close family dynamic, that language, that religion, that home away from home — an invisible house made of glass. The feeling of being surrounded by items and feeling completely empty and inarticulate. Why am I here? Do you think I want to be here? Do you think I’m here to steal your job? Do you think I like being asked where I’m “orginally” from, or if my marriage will be arranged, or how many arms my god has in comparison to your white washed messiah (who probably looked more like me than you if and when he existed)? I just want to be comfortable somewhere. I just want a home somewhere. But I am who I am. I am the child and grandchild of immigrants, and I have to fight every day to formulate my identity and evaluate my existence.
Undocumented Student Friendly Colleges/Universities
- Occidental, LMU, Santa Clara, Mt. St. Maryís., Pitzer
- California Colleges and Universities (UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Berkeley; CSU Long Beach & San Francisco)
- Claremont McKenna College
- Loyola Marymount University
- Mount St. Maryís College
- National Hispanic University
- Occidental College (2 per year-VERY competetive)
- Santa Clara University- (15-20 Hurtado scholarships specifically for undoc. That’s TOTAL, so 4 to 5 per year.)
- Fresno Pacific University
- Pomona (very competitive)
- Pitzer College (1 per year)
- Bryn Mawr College
- Harvard University
- University of Puget Sound
- Bryn Mawr College
- Dartmouth College
- North Western College
- George Mason University
- Whittier College in CA gives up to full tuition to high achieving students with their Greanleaf Scholarship-and it’s open to all students regardless of immigration status).
- Southern Catholic College
- Moravian College has a few undocumented students enrolled and normally they would fill out the CSS PROFILE.
- Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY
- Meredith College; Raleigh, NC; all women’s college).
- SUNY’s info on this issue: [ http://www.suny.edu/Student/paying_residence.cfm ]http://www.suny.edu/Student/paying_residence.cfm
- CUNY: [ http://web.cuny.edu/about/citizenship/info4undocumented/tuition.html ]http://web.c Marygrove College
- University of Michigan Dearborn
- University of Detroit-Mercy
- Wayne State University
Immigrant to Citizen
Becoming an American citizen isn’t as easy as it seems. First one must go the U.S embassy to get a visa. But before you can get a visa, you must show that you have assets, property to which a value can be assigned, so if you don’t come back they could take away your assets.
After you get your visa, you come to America for a maximum of six months. Now to get citizenship you can either marry a United States citizen, get sponsored by a united state citizen, get amnesty or get a working permit so you can reside in America.
Then you have to send in your application and wait two to five years for it to process. Once it processes, they will call you back and you have to take your citizenship test, once you pass you get sworn in as a citizen and then apply for a passport.