Student government budgets $130K to help illegal aliens

Student government budgets $130K to help illegal aliens

[Ed. – These are strange times we live in.]

San Diego State University’s (SDSU) student government has pledged to allocate funds to ease the financial burden on students renewing DACA applications before the program’s October 5 deadline, according to the organization’s Twitter account.

The Associated Students Student Government’s (ASSG) Financial Affairs Committee says it has allocated funds to assist students seeking to renew their Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) status before the October 5 deadline.

The announcement comes almost a month after the September 5 decision made by the Trump administration to wind down the DACA program with a six-month grace period so Congress may replace it.

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In a Facebook post sent minutes before the tweet, ASSG expressed its continued support for DACA students on campus and stated that the money is earmarked for an Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) fund for students who need help paying the $495 DACA renewal fee.

Students may apply “confidentially” through the ECRT’s website, according to the post.

The ECRT’s main purpose is to provide immediate resources for students facing food and housing insecurity, as well as connect those students with short and long-term solutions, according to the organization’s website.

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