Green Bay area educational leaders announce support of DREAM Act

Rafn, Kunkel, Harden and Maass ask legislators to back DREAM Act bills, S 729 and HR 1751

From St. Norbert College, November 11, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Leaders from Green Bay Area Public Schools, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, St. Norbert College, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are "speaking with one voice" to encourage Wisconsin's congressional leaders to support the DREAM Act, S 729 and HR 1751 -- bills, the educational leaders say, that would "help break the cycle of generational poverty found in many immigrant families and support an increased educated work force."

Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, NWTC president; Thomas Kunkel, St. Norbert College president; Dr. Thomas Harden, UW-Green Bay chancellor; and Dr. Greg Maass, Green Bay Area Public Schools superintendent, sent a joint letter earlier this week to Rep. Steve Kagen, Sen. Russ Feingold, Rep. Tom Petri, and Sen. Herb Kohl, requesting passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, or "DREAM" Act, in 2010.

The letter states, in part:

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