Labor Union Resolution
Statewide organizational sign-on letter
Every year 65,000 US raised students who graduate from high school - often as honor roll students or star athletes - have their dreams of continuing their education shattered.
Because, despite years of campaigning, lawmakers have yet to fix the educational injustice that slaps so many successful students in the face.
These children, often brought to the United States as toddlers, have no documentats for their immigration status and so - the law says - they must pay the same inflated college fees as international students do. For the vast majority, regardless of their dreams, that price-tag slams the door of learning shut.
The DREAM Act is a bill that tries to right this wrong, but more pressure is needed to win this change.
Sign the DREAM Act petition online
Myths & Facts
Myth: Immigrants don't want to learn English or become Americans
Fact: Within ten years of arrival, more than three quarters of immigrants speak English well. Demand for English classes far exceeds supply. More than a third of immigrants are naturalized citizens.
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