Join The Texas Association Of Business And Businesses From Across Texas Who Support The Dream Act By Signing Onto The Business Community Support Of In-State Tuition And Texas Grants For Texas Residents Letter.
Texas Business Leaders Support the Texas Dream Act:
“When the Texas Legislature approved the Dream Act, we all recognized that these students represent a part of our future workforce. While many things have changed between 2001 and 2015, that fact has not and will not change. The Texas Dream Act helps our economy grow, makes our workforce competitive and gives us safer communities. Keeping the Texas Dream Act is the right thing to do for these children and for Texas. Repealing it would be a true tragedy for our state, our nation and for the American Dream.”
– Bill Hammond
President and CEO Texas Business Association
➔ In-State Tuition for Non-CitizenResident Texans: What You Need to Know – Center for Public Policy Priorities
➔ Fact Sheet on Texas’ In-State Tuition Law – Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Benefits of In-State Tuition
➣ Helps lower dropout rates and motivate eligible students to attain their full potential.
➣ Builds off of the state’s K-12 investment in all students, regardless of immigration status.
➣ Places Texas in a better position to reap the benefits of a highly-educated workforce if those students are later able to obtain work authorization or otherwise adjust their immigration status.