In the early 80s my parents immigrated to this country from Cameroon. They instilled in me the value and importance of an education. Every student in America, and across the world deserves the right to an education; without the access of student loans many students [including myself] would not have been able to go to school.
Did you know that California, Texas, and New Mexico are the only states that allow undocumented students to take out loans for college? If law makers pass the New York Dream Act, undocumented students in New York pursuing higher education will be able to receive financial aid and scholarships.
The bill will benefit only youth that are undocumented. FYI, undocumented immigrants DO pay taxes (payroll taxes, income taxes, property taxes), contrary to popular belief. New York state has a large population of immigrants and children of immigrants and the numbers continue to grow.
If you live in New York and would like to support the Dream Act you can:
-Call your Senator and tell them that you URGE them to vote yes on the NY Dream Act
-Tweet to the @NYSenate and let them know you are in support of the Dream Act
-Sign this online petition
For more on how you can support the New York Dream Act click here !