HB 1403 Under Attack
House Bill 1403 makes it possible for undocumented immigrants to attend college in Texas. A similar law in Kansas is now under attack, which may threaten the Texas law.
Tonight, I attended a meeting hosted by Jovenes Immigrantes por un Futuro Mejor, a new group being organized at UT. I heard a couple of students talk about their dilemma. Several of them have graduated from UT, received their degrees, but are unable to work, because they are undocumented. They have lived in the United States for most of their lives. HB 1403 allows them to get educated, but now, more has to be done.
They are urging folks to help support the DREAM ACT. It's a pretty interesting initiative and one that I will follow closely.
Here's a press release link with more info.