‘Dreamers’ want higher education at in-state tuition costs

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dozens of undocumented students from the Keystone State are pushing lawmakers to pass The Dream Act. The law would allow them to pursue high education by paying in-state tuition costs.

Yeny Romera, 17, of Reading, has a dream for her future. She wants to become a registered dietician. But the high school senior says once she graduates, college will likely be out of the question because of the cost. As part of a Pennsylvania policy, undocumented students are required to pay out of state tuition. The students call themselves dreamers and they hope state lawmakers will pass The Dream Act.

Romera says, “There’s many people in my same situation that they could give so much but are limited to a high school education or going into the workforce without further education.”

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