Our movement continues to sweep the nation as countless battles are fought nationwide. The past few months brought progress in In-State Tuition Bill in several states, including Maryland, Connecticut and Florida. However, even with these minor victories we’ve faced grave threats through copycat Arizona Bills SB1070 in states like Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and many others.
We will not let these atrocities happen, and as time goes on more and more of us will need to stand up and fight for what’s right.
Students are getting deported everyday even while President Obama continues to say we aren’t. Several deportations have been highlighted recently, including Manolo from Tennessee, Mario from Texas or sisters Karen and Lizza. The Education Not Deportation (END) campaigns for these students will not end until we get justice.
We have been working hard to stop their deportations, but we need all of us to stand up to fix the broken system.
In Georgia, 7 undocumented students stood up yesterday.
Georgia recently instituted a policy that effectively closes the door to higher education for undocumented students. These 7 students decided to block the streets in front Georgia State University to demand a reversal from the University President.
They were arrested and have been in jail since yesterday. Funds are being raised to bail them out.
In Massachusetts, our fight for In-State tuition is about to begin. We will be launching our campaign soon and will be asking for your support. We have been busy researching our targets and developing a strategy, while also coordinating a college access program to help our students navigate the current system toward a college education.
SIM has been actively at work the past 4 months, and soon we will all reap the benefits.