Students, leaders rally to pass DREAM Act

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Students from Buffalo State College joined with local leaders on Friday to call on the State Senate to vote on the New York DREAM Act.

The measure would let immigrant students apply for $27 million in tuition assistance from the state. It passed the Assembly earlier this week, but it has died in the Senate on previous passage attempts.

“The DREAM Act will effect people in New York State. There are too many immigrants negatively impacted by the current system and that effects us all,” said Citizen Action of New York lead organizer Brian Trzeciak.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has said if the bill passes, he will sign the legislation.

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