Undocumented Illinois college students unite

Members of the UIC student organization, Fearless Undocumented Alliance

Natalie Cruz (second from right, with other members of the UIC group Fearless Undocumented Alliance) talks with USAToday.com about a push by Illinois college students to allow undocumented residents access to financial aid.

 

“Our goal is, for patients with sickle cell disease, who now on the average don’t live until 50 years of age, we want them to have the same life expectancy as everyone else in the population and not have the severe pain episodes that they go through now.”

Victor Gordeuk, director of the Sickle Cell Center, on the effect of state budget cuts that would eliminate funding to the center, April 5 Fox 32 News

 

 

“Most of all, they must possess the sense of duty, responsibility and compassion that go with managing and leading organizations that care for people at some of their most vulnerable moments.”

John DeNardo, director of the health care administration master’s degree program in the School of Public Health and former CEO of UI Health, on careers in health care administration, April 5 Chicago Tribune

 

 

“If we’re not all united with this, it’s only going to show one face and it’s only going to show the experiences of one university. It’s a statewide issue, not just a UIC issue.”

Natalie Cruz, UIC student and president of the UIC group Fearless Undocumented Alliance, on a push by Illinois college students to allow undocumented residents access to financial aid, April 4 USAToday.com