While on spring recess, students from Danbury, Stamford, and UCONN marched in Caps and Gowns to the Capitol Building. They were rallying in support of immigrant students and the Afford To Dream campaign for equal access to higher education.
Among the speakers yesterday were the UConn Dean of Students, the President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system and the Executive President of the American Federation of Teachers union.
Bills being considered by the state legislature would make undocumented students eligible for institutional financial assistance at state-run colleges and universities--funded by tuition payments from all students. Advocates say the current system is unfair to the immigrant students, who must pay into the fund but can't apply for the money.