Monday, April 18, 2011

We're Not the Only Ones Fighting

As many of us already know, Maryland passed its own version of the DREAM Act on April 11th making it the 12th state to allow undocumented talented students to pay in-state-tuition at a four-year college. For many students this made a big difference; in-state tuition is about $9,000 compared to the $25,000 if you're out-of-state. Knowing that our numbers are growing in strength with more supporters each day only gives us hope that someday more and more states will be added to this list.

Two days after this great achievement 22
U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Obama Administration asking to stop all deportations of any individuals who qualify for the DREAM Act. In this letter they expressed their concerns about the impact that would happen if the deportations of DREAMers continue. They asked for an opportunity for these talented individuals to have the option to stay and contribute to our society. They are asking for the Obama Administration to keep a record of ALL DREAMERS cases to have a better view on how many great, talented minds we have here in our country. Read the entire letter.

Reading this letter has only given me the strength to keep on fighting for my fellow brothers and sisters. Knowing that we are the not the only ones fighting this battle, makes it a lot easier. In the end I know that we must keep fighting, DREAMing and never give up.

- Cristian T.


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