Dream Activist Ohio
dismayed by anti-DACA bill to be introduced by Republican
Hundreds of DACA-approved students around Ohio are now able to
pay for and attend their first semesters or continue their
higher education in Ohio.
But just after the Ohio Board of Regents decided to grant
in-state tuition for DACA-recipients, a Republican Ohio State
Representative will introduce a bill to deny DACA recipients of
their access to higher education.
is against legislation that “only attempts to harm hard-working
Ohioans and students within the state.” “I am about to start my
first semester at Columbus State Community College to
study what I really love. I wouldn’t be able to afford it if I
was paying international rates, this decision has changed my
life because I can now go to school and make my family proud,”
says María Sánchez, an Ohio DREAMer.
and allies gained over 1,000 signatures to change Ohio Board of
Regents policy on in-state tuition for DACA-recipients.
According to its membership, “The organization will not become
idle and watch a bill attempt to take educations away from
deserving students around the state. We will stand alongside our
allies around Ohio and fight to keep this bill from becoming
is a multicultural network of groups across Ohio, building a
movement to help pass the DREAM Act and other pro-migrant
Editor’s Note: DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals as authorized by President Barack Obama in his
executive order of June 15, 2012.
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