Allies and undocumented youth in Maryland continue to make their voices heard in an effort to get DREAM friendly resolutions passed.
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Though the SGA rarely takes a stand on national issues, after nearly 100 students attended last night’s meeting in support of a federal bill that would allow illegal immigrants to be eligible for higher education, the SGA voted to publicly support it, too.
The Student Government Association threw its support behind the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, a controversial piece of federal legislation that would allow children of undocumented immigrants to gain citizenship after either attending college or serving in the U.S. military.
Though a few legislators voted against the bill, the majority was so overwhelmingly in favor of the resolution that no official vote tally was taken.
Several students and faculty members urged SGA legislators to, in their view, act in accordance with their job description and represent the student body by supporting a bill that students agree with.