UCLA shuts down illegal immigrant college programme

Following scrutiny from a California lawmaker, the University of California is shutting down a controversial college programme for illegal immigrants, though the reasons for the closure are not satisfying critics of the so-called National Dream University (NDU), writes Claudia Cowan for Fox News Online.

"I believe the procedural issue gave UCLA an out, but it was public pressure and public scrutiny during such difficult economic times that ultimately turned Dream University into a nightmare for UCLA president and regents," said the California Assembly’s Tim Donnelly.

Operated by the UCLA Labor Center and the National Labor College, NDU would have offered credit for online courses in immigrant rights and political advocacy. At about $2,500, tuition was thousands less than what legal residents pay to attend UCLA, one of California's premier public universities.
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