WashPost Profiles Sympathetic 'Dreamer' -- With College Degree Funded by Post Owners

NewsBusters | 7/30/2019 | Staff
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Editors like Martin Baron at The Washington Post love to insist that the publisher or the owner (or a former publisher) doesn't really tell them what to do. But when they do, it gets disclosed in paragraph 33 on page A-10.

This is what happened Saturday, in a syrupy Jessica Contrera front-pager on two "Dreamers" who decided to leave for Canada. The headline was "A DACA recipient's final choice: Stay or go?" Sadhana Singh, who lived in Guyana until age 13, was leaving behind her undocumented parents, who cannot visit her in Canada. She couldn't afford college until...bigwigs at The Washington Post paid for it.

Years - School - Sadhana - Home - Lab

For nine years after high school, Sadhana languished, living at home, working as a lab technician for an archaeology company and sinking into a depression she struggled to explain. Even when President Barack Obama announced DACA in 2012, giving Sadhana and her brother access to work permits, Social Security cards and driver’s licenses, she couldn’t afford college. Undocumented students are barred from receiving federal financial aid, and in Georgia, they must pay out-of-state tuition.

She married a Haitian man, also an illegal immigrant. While attending Trinity Washington University on a full scholarship, Singh became an activist:

Elevator - Pitch - Story

What had once been her biggest secret became her elevator pitch, the story that...
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