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Camila29 03-19-2011 09:03 PM

CT DREAM Act passes Committee
 
The Connecticut In State Tuition Bill for Undocumented Students (Governor's Bill 6930) was voted out of the Higher Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly this Thursday!

Below are two links with articles covering the Public Hearing that the Higher Education Committee had on the Bill this week. Several DREAMers testified in front of the Committee

Hundreds Turn Out To Support In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students: http://www.courant.com/news/educatio...0,777095.story

Higher ed officials back in-state tuition for undocumented students: http://ctmirror.org/story/11864/undo...-state-tuition

The next step is the Appropriations Committee. The group I'm part of, CT Students for a DREAM, (we're a very new/small DREAM Act advocacy group in CT) will continue to work for this bill. If anyone is interested in getting involved, let me know!

tyler129 03-20-2011 09:12 AM

Re: CT DREAM Act passes Committee
 
why do they continue to invest so much money into us when we can't contribute to this country after we graduate? let us use our degrees

Chyno 03-20-2011 01:13 PM

Re: CT DREAM Act passes Committee
 
Well is better to have a degree than having nothing at all. If they pass this many more of us can go to a university and continue our education. It is better than not having an education at all.

hgr1915 03-20-2011 01:18 PM

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I think the Federal will have to pass eventually and when it does the dreamers that already posses a degree will be able to get their legal status even faster.

chlehqls 03-20-2011 02:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tyler129 (Post 212927)
why do they continue to invest so much money into us when we can't contribute to this country after we graduate? let us use our degrees

Politics is baby steps. =/

If enough states pass their own interpretations of the DA, then the Federal government will have no choice but to act on passing its own broad legislation. It's only a matter of time.

Alex QA 03-20-2011 03:49 PM

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I hope you're right .

chlehqls 03-20-2011 07:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex QA (Post 212937)
I hope you're right .

I really pray/hope so too.

I'm not trying to sound super-optimistic, just my predictions. :/

2Face 03-21-2011 11:38 AM

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Hell yeah CT..let's do this. Thank God Jodi Rell isn't in office. Anyone have any idea how long it would take to implement the law after passage? Can we get in state next semester if it passes with a month or two?

hgr1915 03-22-2011 09:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 2Face (Post 212978)
Hell yeah CT..let's do this. Thank God Jodi Rell isn't in office. Anyone have any idea how long it would take to implement the law after passage? Can we get in state next semester if it passes with a month or two?

If it passes it would probably take a year to implement.

loquito23 03-24-2011 06:25 AM

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So what's next? They should allow us to get a DL in CT! This would be great!


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