Category: Politics

DACA students call for path to citizenship

Local DACA activist, Alan Ledesma, talks about being limited from opportunities because of his undocumented status. Two recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program paneled a Pizza and Politics discussion with immigration attorney Marlene F. Gonzalez on Tuesday, April 17, in the Ragan Theater, to discuss the current state of the program and its impact on students at UVU. Alan Ledesma, a student at UVU and co-founder of the United Coalition for Undocumented Students, and Cristell Marcial, a fellow DACA recipient and student at UVU, shared their experience navigating the DACA program and shared the impact...

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Funding free college raises concerns

Chase Thomas spoke about favoring college education that is free of student debt, and he suggested that funding could be found in existing government budgets. Photo by Lincoln Op’t Hof At the Pizza and Politics session on education that was held in the Ragan Theater on March 13, attendees and panelists voiced concerns about making college free in the U.S., but also discussed the belief that free higher education will be beneficial long term. Participants were especially concerned with where funding for a tuition-free higher education system would come from. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the...

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