The proposal helps create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented students

NASPA Encourages Educators to sign the DREAM Act Petition

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) is the leading voice for the student affairs profession worldwide, and are inviting Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education to sign the DREAM Act Petition.

The Petition reads as follows:

We, the undersigned, ask Congress and the President to enact the DREAM Act.

The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a bipartisan proposal, which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of young adults who were brought to the United States as children if they pursue higher education or military service. Many of these students know nothing else but the America in which they were raised, and which has already invested greatly in their elementary and secondary education per the 1982 Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court decision that emphasized the importance of an educated citizenry, including for children in situations not of their own making.

For the 50-70,000 undocumented students that graduate from U.S. high schools every year, barriers still remain to their accessing higher education and reaching their full potential as contributing members to society.

As educators who work with students every day and are committed to core values that include diversity and access, student affairs practitioners across the country are actively engaged in efforts to remove barriers for undocumented students. No matter how one may feel about larger immigration issues, the DREAM Act is too important to the future of our students and the future of this nation not to be considered now.

To sign the petition, please click here:

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 12,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. 


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