Forum on DREAM Act in Hempstead

Every year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from US high schools, and because of their immigration status, only a small number of them have the opportunity to go to college. Right now an undocumented student in New York cannot receive any federal or state financial aid to pursue higher education.

Legislation like New York DREAM Act would be a small step in the right direction for these students, who want to contribute more fully to our economy. The bill would allow undocumented students to access state financial aid for higher education, and would cost all but the wealthiest taxpayers less than a latte.

Long Island Civic Participation Project invites you to a forum to learn more about this issue.

Come and learn who could benefit from the DREAM Act, what’s happening with the New York DREAM Act, and how you can help us move it forward.

We will have testimonies from undocumented students.

New York DREAM Act

Tuesday, May 29, 6-8:30pm

Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead (Entrance by Washington Avenue, lower level)