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New York DREAM Act Introduced in State Senate

At this website

via As a Mom (look up there to your right):

State Senator Bill Perkins (D-30) introduced a version of the DREAM Act in the senate [last week] that would bring New York’s undocumented youth many more rights...

[....] While continuing to put pressure on members of Congress, young activists around the country have simultaneously been lobbying for more rights for undocumented youth to be granted at the state level. The New York State Dream Act would give undocumented youth under 35 who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and have resided in New York for at least two years with “good moral character” access to state funded financial aid programs including grants, loans and scholarships (New York is already one of 10 states in the union that grants undocumented immigrants in-state tuition to public colleges); ability to obtain a state drivers’ license; state work authorization; and the ability to enroll in state health insurance programs....

The text of the bill is here; NYT article is here.

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