I told Harvard I was an undocumented immigrant. They gave me a full scholarship.

When I discovered my status in high school, I was worried I wouldn't be able to attend college at all.

September 24 at 8:06 AM
Dario Guerrero is a junior at Harvard College majoring in visual and environmental studies. He likes to box and make movies.

After I arrived home from soccer practice, the phone rang. “El Camino,” my mother said as she handed it to me, referring to a nearby community college. I was taking engineering courses there, offered in conjunction with my high school, but the woman from the registrar’s office had a problem: The Social Security number I had provided to receive college credit did not match my name, and if I couldn’t provide a valid number, I’d have to pay almost $2,000 for the classes I’d taken.

Why, I asked my parents, had my Social Security number been rejected? They told me they had given me my little brother’s number. It was a simple explanation, taking no more than 10 seconds in Spanish:

“Son, we overstayed our visa when you were three. You don’t have a social security number.”

I hadn’t known until then I was undocumented. I was 16, a high school junior, with big ambitions. Was I going to have to give them all up?

*       *       *

My friend Oscar, too, learned he was undocumented at the beginning of high school. He liked to remind all of us in between soccer games. When I found out about my own status, I told him he was no longer alone. “You should probably do some research,” he replied.

So much of what had happened to me finally made sense. I’d never really needed a Social Security number before El Camino, and whenever I asked if I could visit family in Mexico, my parents told me I had to wait for my “papers” to sort themselves out with the government. The few times I asked if I could get a job, my father took me with him to sweep the floors on his construction sites.

None of these, obviously, were long-term solutions.

We spent the summer between junior and senior year educating ourselves about what it means to be an undocumented Mexican living in America. We knew that we couldn’t legally be employed, we couldn’t re-enter the country if we left, and we couldn’t apply for a driver’s license in California. Gradually, we also learned that getting to college was going to be a much more difficult endeavor than our guidance counselors had explained.

It was possible, we learned, to be admitted to most public and private colleges regardless of our legal status. But paying for them was a different matter. At the time, there was no way to receive financial aid to state schools unless you had a Social Security number. A few private institutions offered varying amounts of money to admitted students, from small stipends to a full ride. Oscar and I decided that no school was worth bankrupting our families, so we set our sights on the narrow band of “need-blind” private schools — ones that dispensed as much money as students needed could prove they needed — including all of the Ivy League universities.

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Welcome to obummerland.

And this, my friends, is exactly how ovomit got admitted to an Ivy League University and got us to pay for it all. He is undocumented.

agree.

No, he's dishonestly documented. ;-)

Is shocking...!!!

I am sure all of the American Citizens are very happy about this. They pay thousands while the rest get off scott free. what a deal

I have been an American all my life, My great , Great Grandfathers Fought for this country and Great Grand fathers Fought for our country, my father and all his brothers fought for this country and I and My brother Fought for this country 4 Generatations serve ing in the U.S.Army, and i ended up Paying at a Community collage for my own ed, what the hell is wrong with this Picture. and This guy because his parents where lieing deceving criminals Gets a free ride on Tax payer money.  I don't blame this kid  for what his lieing parents did, But It should be Americans First.

And this is why I do not send in alumni funds to the universities that gave us our education. They sponsor this kind of enlightened entitlement while my parents PAID for my education. It was hard financially but Dad and Mom worked probably over 100 hour weeks to pay for our educations. I do not want to sponsor any kid whose parents think it is easier to apply for such scholarships and not do it the old fashion way - families supporting their kids by working longer hours and being responsible for the children they produced. That is the American way.

The USA is no longer the American country, it is the nation of illegals, islamists, faggots, Communists, African Americans, welfare recipiants and any other " American basher " they choose to bow down to.  Do you finally get it, you Natural born citizens of the USA have no rights or standing in this country, be sure to Thank all of your associates that voted to have this happen to the United Caliphate of America.  Should they choose to vote to re-elect the same administration my advice to you is to get the F_ _ K out and move to Kenya where we will certainly be welcomed with open arms and a sharp blade for beheading.  I had friends and relatives that fought and died so the freedoms we cherish would be secured, I guess it was not worth the effort.  Later dudes I just applied for Australian citizenship and am packing my bags.

 

Good one Charles.....Exactly what I woulda said....

You are so Right Jo Ann Savage ,  Not Only did i have to Pay my own way  but, My wife and i did what your mom and dad did, that's what loveing Parents do. thats what Reall American Citizens do We Pay our own way and don't expect the free ride Like all these south of the boarder Leaches do lie, decieve, cheat, and steal from Hard working citizens.

We must realize the facts and do not reject what is happening. This is on purpose! 1000's of legal aliens have been rejected and returned with valid visas! I mean American spouses fit the bill and lost 1500 from some flights. I remember asking for a supervisor, I got the original male guard and a dyke looking women? my wife told me the male contacted immigration and they sent her. I asked, Mam are you a supervisor? I got, "no, I am a guard like him!" I was angry but held it in. What could I do, beat them both half to death? I do not prefer prison. Then they were upfront and told me that 22 on one flight and in one day were being sent home, from one country. Their violation was being married to an American. 17 women and 5 men on that one flight. All had approved visas issued by the American Embassy! How corrupt has it become? These came with legal visas and the traitor in OUR White House insist on illegals who do not support our laws. Next step for this President is to make America as those countries they are fleeing!

Yes, Obama the illegal got his bucks from our taxes. Then Obama attacks honorable citizens by continuing the corruption. It was planned before Bush by Bill Clinton! What did I do next after they sent my wife back? I contracted my two Senators- Stab-a-baby and Levin the whole lump. Michigan Senators. They totally refused to help.. we see they are not on Americans side! Dave Camp tried to help as a Congressman... ah, a Republican! Get the picture?

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