Forum on the Dream Act and Education

October 4, 2011
Stamp Student Union, Prince George's Room


This forum, co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Center, addressed the local and national signficance of the DREAM Act for Latin American immigrants and Marylanders in general. In May 2011, Maryland passed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and became the eleventh state in the nation to grant undocumented students in-state tuition at public institutions of higher learning. The law has been challenged by a petition drive calling for a referendum in November 2012. In August, Casa de Maryland, a non-profit organization devoted to advancing the rights of Latino immigrants, challenged the legality of the petition drive in court.


Moderator: Karin Rosemblatt, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Latin American Studies Center
Opening Remarks: Bonnie Thorton Dill, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Victor Ramirez, Maryland State Senator and author of the Maryland DREAM Act
Gustavo Andrade, Senior Manager of Organizing, Casa de Maryland
Roberto Juarez, Cofounder, Maryland Dream Youth Committee
Mary Giovagnoli, Director, Immigration Policy Center, American Immigration Council

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