(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci co-sponsored the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act (S.1250), which passed in the Senate today.
This legislation will allow undocumented children, who are already students in New York State, the ability to qualify for state aid for higher education, create a Dream Fund for college scholarship opportunities and remove barriers that prevent undocumented families from college saving programs.
Senator David Carlucci said, “Senator José Peralta was a friend and a colleague. I was proud to cast my vote for the DREAM Act, which he championed. This legislation is about leveling the playing field for all New York high school students seeking higher education. Passing the DREAM Act removes financial barriers to college and will benefit all New Yorkers.”
By allowing undocumented youths to access financial assistance, they will be able to earn degrees, access highly skilled employment and support their local economies across New York State.