First-generation college students deserve to have an advanced education, and they deserve to benefit from the federal programs.
But President Donald Trump wants to cut the budget that helps first-generation college students. In Fresno, there are many first-generation college students who will have nothing without the federal help.
These students are going to college to get a career, not to waste federal money. The American Dream is not about exceptions and pushing people away.
If this part of the budget is cut, there will be a bigger advantage for the students who don’t need help. That will separate society like it was many years ago.
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Gabriela Arias stated in a letter to The Bee that cutting the budget will only “deprive us of our right to succeed and be the best that we can be.” I agree.
Rachel Duran, Fresno