DREAMer, Civil Engineer Asks State To Let Undocumented Immigrants Receive Financial Aid

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Mariono Cardoso is a sophomore at CCSU majoring in civil engineering. He is an undocumented immigrant, but has lived in the country since he was two and attended high school in New Britain. Cardoso and other youth immigration advocates held a demonstration at the LOB Tuesday to urge the state to consider a bill that would entitle Connecticut DREAM-eligible students to financial aid.

\”It would help me financially…I can\’t even apply for a loan,\” he said.

Tuesday was the deadline for the Higher Education Committee to raise the bill. \”I do not think they\’re going to be raising it…we have some opposition in the Higher Ed Committee who think it\’s too controversial for this year,\” said Camila Bortolleto, leader of CT Students for a DREAM.

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4 thoughts on “DREAMer, Civil Engineer Asks State To Let Undocumented Immigrants Receive Financial Aid

  1. sam

    If these people are ilegal, oh wait “undocumented” why should they have access to the finacial aid system isnt that for legal residents?

  2. Sharpshooter

    Certainly….why wouldn’t every American taxpayer want to hand over federal money to help illegals…Mariono Cardoso must be afraid he won’t be able to get a job in this country after graduation…it’s well founded fear…but he’ll be able to return to wherever with his engineering degree and seek employment there….

  3. enness

    This is a young man, not a child. Excuses don’t cut it when you are a legal adult as most sophomores are. I’m not opposed to him receiving financial aid if it comes with the condition that he get legitimate as soon as possible.

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