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ACTION ALERT – Write in to denounce Gov. Deval Patrick’s betrayal of the immigrant community

Thanks to our friends at Citizen Orange, we just learned that today, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick broke his promise. He has refused to allowing students without legal status to have access to higher education in MA. He is blocking these students from paying in-state tuition and fees for the upcoming Fall semester.

This decision devastated the hopes of many graduating seniors and their families, friends and communities. Making the news even more difficult, Patrick had previously described providing undocumented immigrant students with in-state costs as “the right thing to do”. Patrick even went as far as to promise in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students during his gubernatorial campaign. We urge you to take action and let Governor Patrick know that we will not stand for this betrayal!

Click here to send a letter to the Boston Globe denouncing Patrick’s decision

And, if you’re feeling even more ambitious, give Gov. Patrick’s office a call @ (617) 725-4005

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