A Georgia university provides illegal immigrant students tuition-free education as well as scholarship aid and skills for leading social movements.
Freedom University in Athens, Georgia, an unaccredited school founded in 2011 by illegal immigrant students, activists, and four University of Georgia professors, provides these services and others specifically to illegal immigrant students with the goal of helping them enroll in accredited colleges.
The school lists its mission as “to empower undocumented youth and fulfill their human right to education.” Billing itself as a “freedom school,” Freedom University claims to have assumed a “leadership role in the national sanctuary campus movement.”
Freedom University has also facilitated the development of Mass Emergency Lookout Text for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (MELT ICE), a program which notifies illegal immigrant students when ICE agents are in the vicinity, according to Campus Reform.
“We believe that all human beings – regardless of race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or citizenship status – have a right to education,” states the university on its website. “We uphold Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to education and that higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.” (Read more from “Illegal Aliens Offered Free Tuition at Georgia’s Freedom University” HERE)