VIDEO: NY DREAMers Arrested for Nonviolent Action
Members of the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) are hoping their state will become the fourth in the nation to pass a law that would open financial aid (state loans and scholarships) to undocumented immigrant college youth.
Three young women were arrested last week when they blocked a busy city street in nonviolent protest, all in an effort to build pressure to have the DREAM Act included in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget. The NYSYLC is a member of the Campus Progress Action Alliance.
“These women seek the American Dream that they grew up on,” Melissa Harris-Perry said this weekend during a segment of her new, popular MSNBC show. “Without access to higher education, we all know that this dream is deferred.”
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The fight to pass the New York DREAM Act isn’t over yet: Learn more about the New York State Youth Leadership Council here.
Eduardo Garcia is advocacy manager at Campus Progress. Follow him @itseddie.
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