It could be an enormous sore spot in 2010: The MayorSam blog reports that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office has agreed to permit his name to be used in an effort to give college scholarships to undocumented residents.
This is the notification from Mayor's aide Miguel Leon:
Dear Friends,The Mayor, who does not talk much to the Anglophone media if they don't bring camera crews, gave significant face time to the California Chicano News Media Association just before the recent election.
CORE (Chicano Organizing & Research in Education) is pleased to announce its first annual "Que Llueva Café" scholarship. Applicants must be undocumented, Chicano/Latino, high school students entering college this fall. The postmark deadline is April 10, 2009. Please spread the word by forwarding this information to any students and/or networks that can benefit from this opportunity. I am sending you the scholarship application with this email.