Latina Sues Over Denial of AidApril 20, 2017 |
by Raquel Reichard
Like many first-generation Latinas, Natalia Villalobos hoped to attend college upon graduating from high school in 2015. But unlike her fellow U.S.-born peers, the 19-year-old was denied aid because of her mother’s immigration status.
Despite being born and raised in Washington, D.C., Villalobos, who is of Salvadoran descent, wasn’t given a city tuition grant, which she needs to pay for classes at Montgomery College, because her mother is neither a U.S. citizen nor a legal resident.