American Dreamer, Part 2: Promising Undocumented Student Struggles to Fund Education | WBEZ
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American Dreamer, Part 2: Promising Undocumented Student Struggles to Fund Education

Last week, we introduced you to Sam, an undocumented immigrant who, after 14 years in the United States, was trying to find a way to finance his college education. Sam worked hard and graduated from high school with honors. He even won his school's award for "best jazz musician" and volunteered for a local church. All signs pointed to a bright future—until he was asked to enter his social security number on a college form. For WBEZ, Long Haul Productions producers Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison bring us this story of Sam's efforts to pay for his tuition, and his concerns over the illegal status of his family.

Email Sam to learn more about his story, and his struggle to finance his college education.

This story was produced by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister for Long Haul Productions. The project advisor is Katie Davis. It will re-air this weekend on Latino USA this Sunday at 5 p.m. 

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