Texas Moving To Exclude ‘Dreamers’ From College Work-Study

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AUSTIN (AP) – Texas legislators are seeking to deny work-study aid to immigrants attending public college under a temporary residency permit, a move that starkly contrasts with a policy the state enacted 16 years ago.

Only individuals eligible for federal financial aid would qualify for the state’s off-campus, work-study program. That includes U.S. citizens, permanent residents and refugees, but not students who came into the country illegally as children and have work visas allowing them to stay longer.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many Texas college students would be denied services if the measure is enacted.

Texas was the first to offer in-state college tuition for some immigrants in the country illegally back in 2001, under the Texas Dream Act. About 30,000 students benefited in 2015.

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One Comment

  1. Allen Gunn says:

    the haters are running amuck in austin-guess they figure it is alright to do so since we have the head hater now as president of the us-

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