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Do You Believe In Higher Education Access For All?

Join the fight to demand equal access to higher education for undocumented students.

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In the 2018 Midterms, Young People Expanded the Electorate and Reshaped Legislatures to Look More Like America

Introduction The 2018 midterm elections demonstrated the opportunity for young voters to fundamentally expand and reshape the electorate to be more diverse and progressive, as well as their ability to dramatically change the values of elected bodies. Despite voter suppression in multiple states, ...

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State of Our Union

The Millennial generation, now the largest generation in America, diverges from preceding generations in important ways.  First and foremost, today’s young people are more diverse than any previous generation, with the number of foreign-born 18- to 36-year-olds mirroring trends not seen since ...

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Senator Cory Booker’s Message to Students Organizing to Support Undocumented Students

Senator Cory Booker had a message to share with the attendees of Generation Progress Action’s event, Beyond Sanctuary: How Colleges and Universities Can Support Their DACAmented and Undocumented Students.   We hope you’ll heed Senator Booker’s advice and use this toolkit and these ...

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Seeking Sanctuary: How Schools Can Protect and Advocate for Undocumented Students

Generation Progress has identified key policies—based on practices already in place at many schools—all colleges and universities must enact to fully open the gates of higher education to undocumented students.

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Trump’s Threat To DACA Is A Threat To The Millennial Generation

The DACA program is a Millennial program—it only applies to those born in 1981 or later—and it may soon come to an end. Rumors are swirling that Donald Trump is considering ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in advance of a lawsuit threatened by 10 conservative state ...

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How Trump’s Border Wall Will Devastate The Rio Grande Valley

For the first time since the Bush Administration, we are revisiting the serious threat of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border. Most people have never seen what currently exists of the border wall, nor do they know it exists. At the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center, just seven ...

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Resources for Undocumented Students and Higher Education

Below, we’ve highlighted a few scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate programs for which undocumented students are eligible. Many other organizations have resources–whether that be their own scholarship lists, info on how to navigate financial aid, or general tips and ...

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Atlanta Student Coalition Releases “A New Appeal for Human Rights”

This morning, a coalition of student activists in Atlanta released “A New Appeal for Human Rights,” a powerful declaration that articulates the various human rights violations experienced by students from marginalized communities. The document is modeled after the original 1960 “Appeal for ...

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Meet The 27-Year-Old Lawyer Pushing Back Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Melissa Trent is a 27-year-old attorney in New York City. After learning about President Trump’s executive order banning entry into the U.S. for people from seven Muslim-majority countries, she volunteered to fight back in the best way she knew how: using her legal expertise.

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“No Ban, No Wall. America Is Meant For All”

While President Trump has been busy making false claims about protecting our national security, Americans have been busy at airport baggage claims across the country, snaking around carousels to protest the discriminatory ban and provide legal counsel to affected people.

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How a Broken Supreme Court Impacted My Community

It is unfortunate and unfair that that we must fight for our freedom in a way that the majority does not. But this is also the precedent in a nation in which forgotten communities have historically put tireless efforts and noble sacrifices into making their voices heard.

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Vote Higher: Higher Education Messaging Toolkit

Today, 43 million Americans hold some sort of student debt, America holds $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average student is graduating with nearly almost $30,000 in debt. Millennials know this is a crisis—they’re experiencing it first-hand. Recent research shows that it’s the ...

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