SAJHA MOBILE
TPS status college Students may qualify for CARES Act Federal Aid financial hardship
Posts 1 · Viewed 447 · Go to Last Post
Sexy In Sari
· Snapshot 0
Like · Likedby · 0

Federal Aid may Available for TPS Status Students Facing Pandemic-related Financial Hardships


Judge Rejects Citizenship Restriction on CARES Funding




 
July 30, 2020
 

A federal judge for the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts issued a preliminary injunction Friday ordering that the Department of Education could not deny funding authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to a Bunker Hill Community College student based on her immigration status. The student, Farah Noerand, came to the U.S. from Haiti following an earthquake in 2010 and holds temporary protected status in the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin rejected the Education Department's contention that only students who qualify for Title IV federally funded financial aid qualify for CARES Act emergency relief funding -- a determination by the department that has prevented noncitizens, including TPS holders and beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, from accessing the funds.

Sorokin found instead that the "CARES Act unambiguously authorized the provision of funds … to students without regard to their immigration status, i.e., without regard to whether the student is eligible for Title IV financial aid, and rejects the Department’s contention that the statute is ambiguous on this point."

The injunction applies only to Noerand, but the judge indicated he is considering expanding it. The judge gave the department until July 31 -- subsequently extended until Aug. 7 -- to submit a brief arguing why the scope of the preliminary injunction should not be expanded.


https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/07/30/judge-rejects-citizenship-restriction-cares-funding







Please log in to reply to this post

You can also log in using your Facebook
View in Desktop
What people are reading
You might like these other discussions...
· Posts 4 · Viewed 280
· Posts 2 · Viewed 134
· Posts 3 · Viewed 495
· Posts 13 · Viewed 1391 · Likes 3
· Posts 1 · Viewed 180
· Posts 10 · Viewed 1298 · Likes 6
· Posts 95 · Viewed 7600 · Likes 36
· Posts 8 · Viewed 300
· Posts 10 · Viewed 2345
· Posts 5 · Viewed 205 · Likes 1



Travel Partners
Himalayan Treasures & Travels
CheapAirFaresToNepal
Nepas Travel Tours
Aero Nepal
Air Zone
Travel House Nepal
Travel Solution USA
Zen Travels