Latino Policy Forum Stands Up for Immigrants

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

While cities across the nation are reaffirming their commitment to immigrant residents by publicly declaring their intent to remain sanctuary cities, the state of Illinois is on the cusp of passing legislation that will make college more affordable for undocumented students. House members are expected to vote on the Student Access Bill, SB2196. The bill would make Illinois the sixth state in the nation to allow four-year public universities to provide institutional aid to undocumented students who meet the criteria for in-state tuition. More than 2,000 Illinoisans have already signed the petition calling on their House member and Governor Rauner to support the bill. If you would like to sign the petition or learn more about SB2196, visit

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