NHR: Immigrants learn of available services, reform

Rachel Chinapen:

NEW HAVEN — When Nesa Cephas, 21, was a senior in high school, she knew she wanted to attend college, but didn’t know what the options for an undocumented immigrant were.

Years later, the Jamaican native is diving headfirst into finding out what financial assistance is available for undocumented immigrants seeking a college education.

Members of the New Haven community like Cephas were invited to Hillhouse High School Thursday to learn more about recent immigration reforms and programs available to them.

Other agencies in attendance were LEAP, Apostle Immigrant Services and New Haven Promise.

New Haven Promise offers a scholarship that is open to undocumented immigrants. Data and Office Coordinator for Promise, Amy Ruiz, said it’s often assumed that the scholarship would only be for citizens.

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