Finding Hope: Shepherding Un(der) Documented Students to a Thriving Life After High School

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Alejandro Galeana-Salinas, who has lived in the United States since he was 2, found support for the college application process with two nonprofits that help undocumented students.

Mason faces underlying and persistent tribulation most of his peers don’t: his citizenship status and the legal, financial and psychological barriers that result from where he was born. He wants to apply to college as an unauthorized immigrant, but the costs are just too high, and the road ahead is too complex.

Mason also knew he wouldn’t qualify for any federal or state financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship that his high school GPA made him eligible for . . .

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