latinorebels:

In a move that has shocked Florida residents, Republican state senator Joe Negron has determined that SB 1400, a bill aimed to grant the Sunshine State’s undocumented students access to in-state tuition rates, will not be placed on the agenda for Tuesday’s Appropriations Committee meeting.

My latest via latinorebels.

ATTENTION TUMBLR:

The man above you is holding hostage a piece of legislation that would benefit THOUSANDS of students across the state of Florida. 

The bill, SB1400, is a proposal that would allow undocumented students (such as myself) to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida Universities. Because Congress has not passed immigration reform, many of us remain beneficiaries of the DACA program - we get limited status, no federal benefits, but we continue to pay our state and federal taxes.

SB1400 is favored by a MAJORITY of both Republicans AND Democrats. Governor Scott, as well as past Governors Bush and Martinez support SB1400.

PLEASE HELP US SEND A MESSAGE TO THE FLRIDA SENATE AND DEMAND A VOTE SO THAT MY BROTHERS AND I ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE OUR EDUCATION.

Currently, Florida students who are undocumented pay THREE TO FOUR TIMES more than the average student. THIS BILL WOULDNT GIVE US FEDERAL OR STATE AID, all we ask is to pay out of pocket the rate that everyone else pays.

BUT WOULDNT THIS OPEN THE FLOOD GATES FOR EVERYONE TO COME TO FLORIDA YOU ASK?

No - SB1400 REQUIRES you have lived in Florida for a majority of your life, as well as having attended a Florida High School for FOUR FULL YEARS and have graduated from one. Thus, no displacement.

WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT THIS?

Think about it - people like myself have been put through the public education system in Florida. That means, tax payers have already made an investment in me, all I want is to contribute back to this state and nation.

SOUNDS GOOD, HOW DO I HELP?

Follow the instructions on the graphic above and call Florida Senate president Don Gaetz - ask him to bring SB1400 for a floor vote NOW.

Thank you Tumblr!