SUNY Student Assembly supports allowing DREAM Act students access

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SUNY Student Assembly President Marc J. Cohen issued this statement today on the Passage of the DREAM Act:

“Once again, the Student Assembly lauds the passage of the DREAM Act through the New York State Assembly. Speaker Heastie and the Assembly have continued to demonstrate that they stand with SUNY’s students and support expanding access to higher education for undocumented New Yorkers.

“If enacted, the DREAM Act (A9605-A/De La Rosa) will allow undocumented New York students the promise of an affordable education in the Empire State and greater legal protections as they pursue a future in the only country most of them have ever known as home.

“We strongly urge the State Senate to take up and approve this legislation so that all SUNY students can feel safe and secure on their campuses, knowing that they have equal access to all benefits provided to New Yorkers. The Student Assembly stands with our students, and the Senate should too.”

About the SUNY Student Assembly

The Student Assembly of the State University of New York (SUNY SA) is the recognized student government organization representing the nearly 600,000 students of the State University of New York. Comprised of student leaders elected by their peers from across SUNY’s 64 campuses, SUNY SA is committed to empowering students throughout the state, and ensuring the representation of its members on the state and national level, as well as throughout the SUNY system.