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AAU, Associations Urge ED Secretary Cardona to Expand Eligibility for Federal TRIO Programs to Dreamers

AAU joined 86 associations and organizations in urging ED Secretary Miguel Cardona to remove the requirement that participants in TRIO programs be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The restrictive regulations, according to the coalition’s letter, “close the doors of TRIO services” to students who meet all other eligibility requirements but are undocumented or lack a pathway to lawful permanent residence. Expanding eligibility, the coalition notes, would especially benefit Dreamers and the more than 427,000 undocumented immigrants enrolled in higher education.

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