Two Senate Dems Call for DREAM Act Funding to be Included In Senate Budget Resolution


    As reported by Daily Politics:

    Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) sent a letter Thursday to the co-leaders of the chamber asking they include funding for a state DREAM Act in their upcoming budget resolution.

    The Assembly, which recently passed legislation to create a state DREAM Act to provide state financial assistance to the college kids of undocumented immigrants, is expected to include funding for the measure in its one-house budget resolution next week.

    Stewart-Cousins and Peralta, the Senate DREAM Act sponsor, asks Senate co-Leaders Dean Skelos (R-Nassau County) and Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) to follow suit., saying it would signal the support needed to keep the issue in the upcoming budget talks.

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    Publication date: 
    Friday, March 7, 2014 - 15:33