Earlier today LEV joined students, parents, OneAmerica and other partners at the Capitol Rotunda to voice our support for the WA State Dream Act (ESHB 1817). The Dream Act provides the children of undocumented immigrants access to financial aid for higher education through the State Need Grant.
Similar legislation passed out of the House last month by a decisive bi-partisan majority.
Unfortunately, the future of this important legislation- and the hopes of Washington State’s DREAMers- appears to be at risk.
The Senate Higher Education Committee canceled today’s planned hearing to vote on the legislation. Tomorrow is the next bill cutoff in Olympia – the last chance for policy bills that passed out of one chamber to pass out of policy committees in the other chamber.
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