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The Connecticut DREAM Act / by Maria Hinojosa | March 31, 2011

The Connecticut DREAM Act

A different type of “DREAM act” could very soon be a reality in Connecticut – it would grant undocumented students in-state tuition rates and provide them with the same opportunities as their documented peers. Although the bill doesn’t provide a path to citizenship, it makes getting higher education much more accessible for undocumented students. The bill just passed its first hurdle in the democrat-controlled General Assembly for the second time, but this time, the new governor, democrat Dannel Malloy, has pledged to sign the legislation if it reaches his desk.

Reporter Melinda Tuhus is in New Haven, CT to find out what residents think about the bill and what its passage could mean for students and the state.

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