“Destino Universidad” Town Hall Presented at
Cal State Fullerton
A group of about 400 Latino parents and students were welcomed by President Mildred García at Cal State Fullerton during the "Destino Universidad” town hall, held in the Titan Student Union at CSU Fullerton on Sept. 8.
The event, produced in partnership with the College Board, was designed to provide guidance on financial aid for college, including grants, scholarships, work study and loans, as well as information on how to prepare for college.
A workshop led by attorney Rosa Elena Sahagún about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program attracted an enthusiastic group with a long list of questions about the program. Students and parents learned about who is likely to qualify and how to fill out the Deferred Action application forms.
Sahagún explained that the program may benefit students who came to the United States as undocumented immigrants before their 16th birthday and meet other requirements.
Qualified applicants will receive a Social Security number and a work permit but will not be entitled to a green card or permanent U.S. residency. In addition, beneficiaries must reapply every two years to remain in the U.S. and work legally.