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Summit stresses Dream Act, advocacy

Summit stresses Dream Act, advocacy

By Yanet Pintor
The Venture

HOUSTON -- During their third annual "We Have a Dream Summit" on Saturday, activists from FIEL, an immigrant youth organization, stressed to the audience the existence of the Texas Application for State Financial Aid.

Through TASFA, qualified undocumented students are eligible to receive grants and pay in-state college tuition.

"People think that being undocumented prevents them from attending college," said Cesar Espinosa, FIEL executive director. "We want them to know the resources are there, that yes, they can."

Texas undocumented students have been granted this opportunity since the House Bill 1403 was passed in 2001...

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