ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – One of New Mexico's smaller colleges is using social media to recruit immigrant students from parts of Arizona and Texas.
Western New Mexico University recently launched its recruitment efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to attract high-achieving student immigrants who are living in the country illegally. The school also has placed billboards in Hispanic immigrant neighborhoods throughout the Southwest.
The school with an enrollment of 3,700 joins other colleges like City University of New York and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine that are targeting similar immigrant students known as DREAMers. Schools are luring the students with scholarships and counseling.
Federal law does not forbid immigrants in the country illegally from attending universities and colleges in the U.S.