Immigration Advocates Push For CT DREAM Act Expansion

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CT Students For A DREAM, a youth-led immigration advocacy group pursuing immigration reform at the state and federal level, wants to expand previously-granted access to higher education for undocumented immigrants in the state.

In 2011, the General Assembly passed a state-level DREAM Act, which allows undocumented immigrant students who live and went to high school in the state to pay in-state tuition at Connecticut colleges and universities. This session, Sen. Andres Ayala proposed S.B. 475, which would entitle anyone classified as an \”in-state student\” (thus including DREAM-eligible individuals) to need-based financial aid.

Some undocumented students\’ financial needs are such that in-state tuition alone is not enough to make higher education affordable–a reality that could be exacerbated by the expected tuition hike.

On Tuesday, CT Students For A DREAM will hold a demonstration at the Legislative Office Building before  the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee Meeting, urging them to take action on the bill.

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3 thoughts on “Immigration Advocates Push For CT DREAM Act Expansion

  1. Connecticut is Dying Too

    Wow. Sanctuary cities, section IIX housing, food stamps, medicaid, Obamaphones, free internet, and in-state tuition for illegals isn’t enough. Will free college tuition and a new car be far behind? What will we be DREAMing about next year?

    It makes you wonder why the rest of us bother working in this nanny state. Or is that the grand plan?

    1. DreamerCT

      Yes, we get free internet! Little know secret- they put a wifi hotspot into every immigrant that crosses the border, so we always have wifi. Americans just don’t know the wifi password!!

      Also, no undocumented immigrants don’t get food stamps, free housing, medicaid or any other social benefits. because believe it or no, those require you to be a citizen or be legal. People like you just say that the undocumented can get those benefit to stir up controversy and make people angry.

      Can u help me get an Obamaphone?

  2. sam

    The best part of all this is the way these politicians who are doing this to gain voters are selling this. These people Use to be “ilegal” immigrants, but now that these politicians need them to shore up their voting base by making these people legal residents, they now refer to them as “undocumented” imigrants. How do you check these peoples backgrounds if they came here ilegally. How can even be sure of their country of origin. This is a slap in the face to all the people who came here legally and followed our immigration laws. This whole thing is about votes.

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