No Apathy Here: Brooklyn Students Rally for DREAM Act

Undocumented college students face bleak job prospects after graduation, as well as an uphill battle when it comes to financing their education. But a group of students from Brooklyn college are not taking their predicament lying down — they have joined student groups from across the state in pressing for a New York version of the federal DREAM Act.

The state legislation, which advocates hope legislators will pass before the current legislative session ends, would allow eligible undocumented students to receive state financial aid for their education. A federal version of the DREAM Act, which was voted down in Congress in 2010, would also provide a path to citizenship.

There are roughly 3,000 undocumented students enrolled in the CUNY system, according to the video above, by Asheka James and Diego Morello, reporting for The Brooklyn Bureau of City Limits.

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