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Dream Act Could Come to Washington Giving Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

Dream Act passes committee in WA House
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It’s already cleared one hurdle in the Washington legislature.

Called the Washington Dream Act this legislation, which the Associated Press reports has cleared the House Appropriations Committee Friday, and is headed to the floor for a vote.

The bill makes young immigrants who qualify for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program eligible for the State Needs Grant.

The federal program provides young immigrants who arrived in the United States as children a legal way to live in the country on renewable two-year stays if they meet certain age and non-criminal history criteria.

Democrats and Republicans are supporting the measure in the House. It is not known what kind of reception it will receive in the Senate, which is GOP-controlled. Democrats control the House in Olympia.

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