YNN Capitol Tonight
By Liz Benjamin
March 25, 2011
There’s a new bill in the state legislature that loosely mirrors the controversial federal DREAM Act that died in Congress last year. One big difference: This bill does not provide a path to citizenship. It would, however, give young people brought to the U-S illegally by their parents a chance to earn a college degree, access to financial aid for college, the ability to work legally in New York, health care, and – here’s the big one – a driver’s license. That didn’t work so well for Eliot Spitzer, as you’ll recall.
To explain more about this potentially controversial measure is one of its sponsors, Liz Benjamin was joined by Democratic Senator Dan Squadron.
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