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CT’s Senate’s only Hispanic would have Voted ‘No’ on Aid to Undocumented Students

When the state Senate voted Wednesday to open financial aid for undocumented students, it stood out that the chamber’s only Hispanic member, Sen. Art Linares, was a no-show for the vote.

It was especially surprising to the advocates, the so-called “Dreamers,” who thought they had secured his support for the bill and posed for a picture with him shortly before the vote on the floor of the state Senate.