undocumented students

The executive director of Freedom University Georgia, an organization that advocates for and provides free college-level education and resources for undocumented students in Georgia, criticized Emory’s decision to not designate itself as a “sanctuary campus” as “a public relations strategy” ...

More than 200 University faculty members called University President Claire E. Sterk to designate Emory a “sanctuary campus” and institute a policy to protect the rights of undocumented students in the third set of requests in less than three months ...

University President Claire E. Sterk reaffirmed Emory’s prior commitment to supporting its undocumented students but will not label the University as a sanctuary campus in response to an Emory Sanctuary Coalition letter calling for Emory to adopt such a designation. ...

Since Trump’s unexpected victory in November, universities across the country faced calls from their students, faculty and staff to call themselves a  “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented students given temporary immigration benefit by the Obama administration in 2012. This week, Emory’s administration ...
Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University

The following op-ed was submitted by Lamija Grbic, a member of Freedom at Emory, and written as a collaborative piece with the group’s members. February 1, 2016 commemorated the 56th anniversary of the non-violent sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina, where ...
Students protest at meeting. Photo by Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University

Undocumented students from Freedom University linked arms and raised fists with documented students from University of Georgia, Georgia State and Emory University to silently protest the Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6 – a law which bans undocumented students from Georgia ...
Freedom

Emory released the details of a new financial aid policy on Oct. 20 for undocumented students, but members of Freedom at Emory are still pushing for additional reform. This fall, Emory began offering need-based institutional financial aid to undocumented students granted Deferred ...
Our Opinion

Three weeks ago, many said Emory’s decision to offer financial aid to undocumented students made it “an ethical leader in the South.” That wasn’t enough to convince Georgia’s Board of Regents, whose spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Emory’s announcement would have no impact on their policy. It ...
Our Opinion

  What does it mean to be an undocumented student in Georgia? You cannot get a license, apply to state schools, receive in-state tuition or receive federal need-based aid. You may apply for the 2012 federal immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood ...