Mexican Government Provides Education Funding For California College Students

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)- Mexico’s Consul for Community Affairs in San Francisco, Sandra Almazan, said the government is distributing about $836,000 to help students go to college in America. The money is primarily for Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals who live here.

“We are giving to different organizations that are focused to giving grants to the students,” said Almazan.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

Students do not need to be in this country legally to qualify. At San Francisco City College, they don’t even have to be Mexican. Student council president Juan Zendejas said any student can apply for the college cash no matter what their ethnic background.

“The money they get, they can use for books, transportation, for anything,” said Zendejas.

The program is a collaboration with the University of California to help raise the educational levels of Mexicans in America.

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  • Tours Martel

    The Mexican government doesn’t have the money to create an economy or legal system to support its own citizens living in Mexico, but has money to infiltrate our university system? And our so-called educational “leaders” here- what’s next, terrorism classees from Iran or Saudi Arabia?

    • Brian

      Well said- this is an act of war that we have paid no attention to. They have effectively said that, although they are supposed to be diplomatic guests in our country, that they will reward theiir citizens who subvert our (immigration) laws. Imagine if the US Embassy did that in London. The Brits wouldn’t stand for it.

  • sergio

    It doesn’t cost any US taxpayer money and it is for a good cause so who cares if it comes from MX.

    • Brian

      All encouragement of illegal immigration costs US citizens money and resources. If that’s not clear to you, go back to Economics 101..

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