Undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as kids are making gains. Many are now eligible for work papers and driver’s licenses. But when it comes to paying for college, they still face big barriers. In Illinois, undocumented students are ineligible for financial aid from either the state or federal government. To get their degrees, they have to get creative. Here's my story about a Mexican-born 22-year-old who is trying to pay for a semester at a community college by competing in a beauty pageant: http://bit.ly/1SvH6ve
In Illinois, students in the country illegally are ineligible for financial aid from either the state or federal government. One ;Arlington Heights student is trying to pay for her next semester by competing in a Chicago beauty pageant.
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