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Defend DACA RI | Statement and Rally

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CASO is deeply dismayed by the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urges Congress to lead with moral courage and pragmatism, and pass the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017 to support Dreamers.

The DACA decision stands in stark contrast to American values of compassion and welcoming. Dreamers are a generation of nearly 800,000 young adults who came to the United States as children. They have grown up as Americans, pledging allegiance to our flag, and have worked side by side with all Americans to build a more vital nation. Through DACA, they have been able to work legally, share their talents, and contribute to the economy without fear of being deported to a country they've never known.

By every measure, DACA has been an unqualified success, enjoying bipartisan backing and the support of business, faith, and civic leaders across the country. Ending DACA and deporting those enrolled would not only be harmful for our next generation and the communities they call home, but would cost the federal government $60 billion, and reduce economic growth by $280 billion in the next 10 years.

CASO stands in support of Dreamers and our immigrant community. To that end, we are organizing a rally …
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Rhode Island Promise to Benefit Undocumented Students


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On August 3, 2017. Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law Rhode Island Promise, a new scholarship program that will allow 2017 Rhode Island high school graduates to pursue a two-year associate degree at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) tuition free.

Undocumented students are eligible, and we strongly encourage you to apply!

Here are the details:
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Statement Regarding Local College/University Commitments to Undocumented Students

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The Coalition of Advocates for Student Opportunities (CASO) Action Group is made up of undocumented and DACAmented students and allies that works to secure support services for all immigrant students regardless of their legal status. Recently, students and faculty in Rhode Island, such as Brown University and Providence College, have called for their campus administrations to declare the university to be a sanctuary campus. These calls for safe spaces on campus fall in line with those extended by a variety of colleges and universities nationwide.
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RI In-State Tuition Equity Bills • 2014

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Highlights of 2013

Well, the RI Legislative Season is over.

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RI In-State Tuition Equity Bills • 2013

Here’s the latest on 2013 In-State Tuition Bills

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DACA Recipients and Financing College


In Rhode Island, undocumented immigrants are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at CCRI, RIC and URI, including DACA recipients. While we are not certain that Rhode Island law will change, we are certainly keeping our ears and eyes open. It is important to stay informed regarding any state laws that may pass as details pertaining to DACA continue to develop.

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Tam Tran Scholarship & DACA Recipients

The next deadline for the Tam Tran Scholarship is February 23, 2013. For the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year, we will accept applications from any DACA applicants, regardless of age, as long as they can prove they are enrolled in college. ... Read More...
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DACA

On June 15, 2012,  President Obama publicly introduced a change in immigration policy to suspend ALL deportation proceedings of undocumented youth who meet certain criteria. Subsequently, on the same day, Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of National Homeland Security released a memorandum announcing details of the policy. Read More...
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RI Board of Governor’s Passes Policy for In-State Tuition

September 26, 2011

In a crowded field house at the Community College of RI, supporters of RI In-State Tuition cheer when the RI Board of Governors for Higher Education votes unanimously to adopt the new policy. Read More...
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