Students Rally To “Afford To Dream”

Proclaiming “Education is an opportunity to success!” and “All human beings deserve equality and dignity,” 30 students held a candlelight vigil to support a state bill that would allow undocumented students access to financial aid at state universities and colleges.

The “Vigil for Afford To Dream” took place as sun set Saturday behind Hamden City Hall. Organized by a statewide group called Connecticut Students for a Dream, it supported Connecticut Senate Bill 147, “An Act Assisting Students without Legal Immigration Status with the Cost of College.”

Participants in the vigil noted that the students and their families pay tuition that goes toward the public scholarships, and argued that they therefore should be able to benefit from the scholarships as well.

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