I’m happy to report in this week’s State Action Alert that more and more states are working to make college financially possible for undocumented students. While efforts to provide in-state tuition rates recently stalled in Virginia, New York introduced welcoming legislation that would make immigrant youth eligible for financial aid.
New York is one of 12 states that already permits undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition rates. Continuing to stand for welcome, New York lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a DREAM Act that would make tuition assistance available for undocumented students. The DREAM Act would also create a DREAM Fund commission to oversee a state program to raise private financial aid funds for children of undocumented parents.
I’m hopeful about the prospects for passing the New York DREAM Act, and I’m glad to see state legislatures join our national legislators in working to enact welcoming policies.
To raise your voice, please visit our Action Center today and encourage your members of Congress to support compassionate and humane immigration reform this year! And don’t forget to check back here each Thursday, when I’ll keep you in the loop about developments at the state level and new opportunities for action. You can receive these State Action Alerts in your inbox by subscribing via the box at the top of the left-hand column of this page.