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Rally for the Dream Act

March 31st, 2009 by flanews

Students who have been denied admissions and scholarships to Florida colleges because of their legal status are trying to change state law.

Students for Equal Rights placed a hundred opened books on the back steps of the state capitol. The students are asking lawmakers to support the Dream Act. The act would allow undocumented students to qualify for admissions, scholarships and loans.

They dont get instate tuition, they dont get access to Bright Futures, they dont have access to federal loans, they have access to anything. Theyre parents brought them here when they were children, so its not their fault theyre undocumented, said Jose Godinez-Samerio, a member of the Students for Equal Rights.

The Dream Act legislation has also been filed in Washington. If passed, undocumented students could become legal residents, so could illegal immigrants who served in the US military.

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