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Ending dreams

April 14, 2015

In 2001, the liberal George Bush signed into law the Texas Dream Act, which allows children brought into the US illegally, and who attended Texas schools for three years and graduated, to then attend Texas colleges, paying in-state tuition, providing they are pursuing permanent legal residence. Not many take advantage of it, only 11,000 between 2001 and 2006. (By comparison, Texas’s twenty largest public universities enroll a half million students.) It is one of those laws that brightens the future for a small number of young people, with negligible effect on anyone else.

And repealing it is a high priority for the Republicans in the current legislature.

Nick Jimenez wants to know why? Where did this animus originate?

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