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SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Martin Looney

An Advocate for Us

Standing with Dreamers

This week, I joined college students and administrators from across Connecticut to testify in support of legislation granting undocumented students the ability to access the forms of financial aid at our state colleges and universities that are funded by their tuition payments. This aid is funded by money set aside from the tuition of all students; the undocumented immigrant students' tuition provides some of the funding and it seems equitable that they should also benefit from the program.

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Many of these students have lived in our state virtually their entire lives. Many have no memory of life anywhere else except in Connecticut. These students are more likely to build careers in Connecticut and make a lifetime commitment to remaining and working here.