Justice for Students in America to hold silent protest

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Montgomery College’s JSA (Justice for Students in America) will be holding a silent protest in front of the Theater Arts building. The protest will begin at 11:30 a.m. in an attempt to clear up a few facts that JSA president Karla Vega believes many have gotten wrong.

“One of the biggest misconceptions that have been going around is that the Dream Act will affect citizens in the state,” Vega said, especially during admissions when colleges are becoming ever more selective. “So when [undocumented immigrant students] transfer to a four-year university, they will somehow take [legal residents’] spot, which is not true.” Rather, according to Vega, that even though students will be paying in-state tuition, they will go in the out-of-state pool. In addition, they will not be receiving financial aid nor is admission guaranteed.

During the protest, members of the JSA will hold up signs, each with a fact about the Dream Act. “We just want the words to speak for themselves. We want people to read about the Dream Act,” Vega said.

The Dream Act will appear as Question 4 on the Nov. 6 election ballot.