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NY education officials to draft own version of state DREAM Act


New York’s Board of Regents is looking to support a state version of the federal DREAM Act, a move that comes on the heels of its endorsement of the national proposal as well as last month’s passage of the California DREAM Act, NY1 reports. The Board of Regents would write their own draft of the legislation, which would be similar to state bills introduced in March that would open up opportunities for undocumented students to receive scholarships, obtain driver’s licenses and practice a profession. They must also have come to the United States before the age of 16 and have lived at least two years in the state. Unlike the federal DREAM Act, the New York bill would not permit granting students legal status…

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