This week, USED Secretary DeVos visited two correctional facilities to tour the education programs each offer. On August 15, the Secretary visited Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana, which is an experimental site for the “Second Chance Pell” program. On August 14, she visited Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana.
On August 14, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) sent a letter to President Donald Trump. The Senators urged the president to withdraw his budget request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget of $5 billion for border wall construction.
On August 13, DHS published a final rule regarding the inadmissibility of immigrants on “public charge” grounds, which refers to whether a person is likely to be dependent on certain public benefits programs. The final rule expands the public benefits programs that can be considered when determining admissibility. A proposed rule was originally published in October 2018 and received over 200,000 comments. The rule will take effect on October 13
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