State University of New York Chancellor Kristina Johnson joined leaders from the House and Senate on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to protect DACA enrollees and pass the DREAM Act.
“These individuals, like my grandparents, my mother, before them, deserve the same opportunity to contribute to our country,” said Johnson. “They deserve a fair and permanent pathway to citizenship without the fear of deportation. The DREAM Act is their opportunity.”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also stood up for the Dreamers. “We have to do everything we can to protect our dreamers from being deported, and we also need to do everything we can to protect them from being targeted and marginalized. We just cannot give up, until the President finally backs down from this awful proposal.”
SUNY Chancellor Johnson added that New York removed tuition as a barrier to higher education. Now she urges removing the barrier for the more than 800,000 DACA enrollees, most of whom are under age 25.