Today, the Tuition Opportunity bill was shelved for the year; we didn't even get a vote. By failing to vote on or advance our bill, legislators have guaranteed that thousands of immigrant students won't enroll in college this fall. Read more about what happened in the Times Free Press.
For months, we’ve been fighting to defend DACA and to fight for Dream Act to pass in Congress. Our members have been joined in this campaign by Tennesseans from all walks of life who believe that undocumented youth who’ve grown up in Tennessee belong in our communities and are #HereToStay. That’s why today we filed a bill in the state legislature to grant in-state tuition to undocumented students. Immigrant youth who’ve grown up in Tennessee and graduated from our schools deserve a fair shot to enroll in college, follow their dreams, and contribute to their communities.