Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Friday that he would not vote to keep the federal government open past Dec. 15 without protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In a tweet on Friday, Sanders became the third senator to say he would reject a spending bill without DACA protections. Republicans will need 60 votes in the Senate to pass legislation to keep the government open. Sanders’ statement comes after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was the first senator last week to say she would demand DACA protections in a year-end spending bill. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined that call on Thursday. Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Thursday they would reject a reported deal between President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to propose a government funding bill without protections for DACA recipients. The flashpoint is a result of Trump’s decision to end the DACA program, with six months’ notice, in September. The DACA program gave about 800,000 people legal protections to work, study and live in the U.S. Shortly thereafter, Democratic leaders struck a deal with Trump to keep the government running until Dec. 15 — when the issue of DACA could be revisited. Trump has apparently gone back on that deal, moving forward with a government funding deal that would not touch immigration. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Twitter Thursday that he would push to pass the Dream Act by “the end of the year.” The House Progressive Caucus, of which Sanders is an honorary co-chair, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bernie Sanders "DreamAct Or No Budget Vote"
The Dream Summer Scholarship
The Dream Summer Scholarship has been established to support Undocumented students who are taking courses during summer semester at the University of Utah. This scholarship grants multiple awards valued at $1000 each. Scholarships will be disbursed in one sum for the Summer 2018 semester and will be applied directly to students' tuition at the University of Utah. WHO QUALIFIES? Students must be enrolled in summer classes at the University of Utah Undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated from a Utah high school Continuing University of Utah undergraduate students in pursuit of their first undergraduate degree Demonstrate satisfactory progress toward a degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need Preference will be given to students who do not qualify for HB 144 or DACA
#HeretoStay Undocumented Student Scholarship
Requirements: The Somos Dreamers #HeretoStay Undocumented Student Scholarship is a private scholarship made possible by the generous donations of members of our community. The #HeretoStay scholarship awards scholarships to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who will attend a USHE college or university in 2018-2019. The award will be disbursed at the request of the student for the Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters.
Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Requirements: Be a current high school senior planning to enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship evaluates three key areas of evaluation: (1) Your personal story, which takes into account financial need and other compelling challenges the applicant has had to endure; (2) extra-curricular involvement, which includes anything you do outside of class like community involvement, work, and clubs; and (3) Your academic promise, which is not limited to GPA or test scores but, more importantly, looks at your academic potential for the future.