PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona’s three public universities and the two largest community college districts are teaming up for a private fundraising effort to help enrolled so-called "Dreamers" finish their degrees.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in Arizona had been paying in-state tuition rates until the state Supreme Court ruled last year they were ineligible. In some cases, "Dreamers" had the cost of their tuition and fees triple.

[WATCH: Universities, colleges in Arizona help fund tuition for DACA recipients]

After the ruling, 40% of DACA recipients at Maricopa Community Colleges dropped out, according to communications director Matt Hasson.

Dreamers are not eligible for federal aid, state aid or state scholarships.

Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Pima Community College and the Maricopa Community Colleges partnered with Chicanos Por La Causa for a campaign designed to cover the amount in excess of in-state fees.

The campaign is called Keep the Dream Alive. Donors can direct their contributions to individual schools or to the broader campaign.

“Our DACA students are extraordinarily talented individuals who have made great sacrifices to better themselves and their families, and who make a contribution to our communities and our state. We are proud to join with CPLC, Pima Community College, and Arizona's public universities on the 'Keep the Dream Alive' campaign," said Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick.

There are about 1,600 DACA recipients enrolled at these institutions, CPLC said.

Chicanos Por La Causa is "proud to lead this unprecedented effort with Arizona’s top educational institutions. We know it is possible to and ask for the support of the public to help level the playing field for the 1,600 young people affected by this unfair policy,” said president and CEO David Adame.


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Nobel efforts but if the USSC rules daca dead unconstitutional will those fund raised be cheerfully refunded ?

TRUMP supporter

How about we deport the dreamers and help AMERICANS get an education?


"Keep the Dream alive?" Illegal aliens dreams are a tax payers nightmare!

Democrat 2020 Platform & Goals:

*Open Borders.

*Sanctuary Cities.

*Elimination of ICE

*Disarming Americans.


*Voting rights for illegal aliens.

*Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit)

*Increase refugee's from the third world.

*Illegal aliens allowed to hold public office.


*Free Abortions (Taxpayer funded)

*The green new deal.

*End of Electoral College

*Free health care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded)

*Raise Minimum Wage

*Have adolescents vote

*!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded)

*Reparations for every race "harmed" by the white man.

*Convicts, Terrorists voting.

*Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms.

*Late term abortions.

*Everyone in the country gets a pay check even if they choose not to work.
(taxpayer funded)

Sources: Straight from the mouths of Democrat candidates.

Lets see, we have Democrat / Socialist / Activist / Lawyers in the Northern Triangle

of South America & Mexico; even as you read this instructing the populations the

"benefits" & laws of coming top the USA....."credible fear." Then you have a

Democrat House saying the crisis is "manufactured" as literally thousands attack

our border daily? National Sovereignty is a myth to Democrats. The crisis is the Democrats themselves. Make no mistake about this,

Democrats want this to happen and never stop.. They will with hold support allowing

as many illegal aliens to enter the country before assisting in border security (if

ever). Democrats offer rewards, incentives so.....More caravans on the way.

The current migration at our border is costing U.S taxpayers a Kings ransom.

Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don't stay in Mexico when

they reach "safety" or ask or offered political asylum in Mexico. Why? because

Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our

generous Democrats, and our tax dollars. Notice how many have made the long,

difficult, dangerous journey to our country 8-9 months pregnant? Give birth on

American soil and the U.S. taxpayers will not only pay for the birth of you're child

but will also give you state government assistance.

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