Slowly, but surely! If New Jersey, Florida and Colorado pass in-state tuition for undocumented students, there will still be just 16 states with such legislation. We will keep fighting with and supporting our Dream warriors all around the country.
Frustrated with Congress’ decade-long stalling on immigration reform, states are increasingly striking out on their own when it comes to benefits for college-bound undocumented students. Many state lawmakers have taken action to grant them lower tuition costs and financial aid while President Obama pressures Congress on his new immigration agenda.
Earlier this week, California opened their financial aid application to qualified undocumented students applying to college and officials are anticipating around 20,000 applicants. New York is now considering similar financial aid legislation.
Some state lawmakers say most Americans support greater access to higher education for undocumented students and Congress is behind the curve.
“That train has left the station, everybody understands that we need to,” says New York State Senator…
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