The Oberlin Review

Open Mic Night Centers Immigrant Narratives

Open Mic Night Centers Immigrant Narratives

February 10, 2017

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, immigration has been at the forefront of his administration’s policy agenda. Trump seems to have every intention of fulfilling his campaign promise of building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico with little regard to economic or logistical practicalities, let alone the humanitarian impact of this endeavor. When Trump signed his executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim, protesters and lawyers rallied at ai...

Student Activism Leads to Undocumented Scholarship

Zury Gutierrez-Avila, Ellie Lindberg, and Della Kurzer-Zlotnick

October 9, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, Oberlin announced a new partnership with Golden Door Scholars. Golden Door Scholars is an organization that partners with undergraduate schools to provide scholarships for students eligible for Deferred Action Childhood Arrival. It connects with schools in the 32 states, including Ohio, that do not allow DACA students to receive instate tuition. These scholarships help DACA students overcome financial barriers to higher education, as all undocumented students (in every state and regardless of DACA status) are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, many undocumented students are not DACA-eligible. The $465 application fee is one of many factors that make DACA...

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