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Sign the Pledge to defend the Maryland DREAM Act

Joel

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and when I was nine, my family moved to the United States. I did not know that I was undocumented until I was 17, while applying to college. Because of my status, I was unable to apply for merit-based scholarships. I had received offers from prestigious four-year colleges, but due to the extremely high costs, I could not attend. Next year, I will be completing my associate degree at Montgomery College in general studies with a concentration in philosophy. If the DREAM Act passes, I will be able to afford to attend University of Maryland College Park to study Philosophy. Ultimately, my intention is to attend medical school to study neuroscience.

Passing the DREAM Act will give me the opportunity to show my full potential. I don’t just support the MD DREAM Act for myself. I know many young people that have the skills and the intelligence to be successful, but the current system stops them.