Rhodes Scholar Class Features Plenty of Women and Immigrants

Oxford University in England has announced its next class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars. Among the class of 32 winners from across the United States is Harvard University senior Jin Park, the first recipient covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Rhodes Trust announced that this year’s winners include more women than any other class. They also stated that more than half the class are either immigrants or first-generation Americans.

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford in England and was established in 1902.

 

For further details please review this NY Times News Release, “Rhodes Scholar Class Features Plenty of Women, Immigrants“.

 

Background

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. President Trump has worked to cancel the program since his election.

 

 

Source of Information:

NY Times (nytimes.com), 11/18/18, News Article:

Rhodes Scholar Class Features Plenty of Women, Immigrants

 

CNN (CNN.com), 11/19/18, News Article:

This year’s class of Rhodes Scholars has more women than ever

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