DREAM Act

Texas moving to exclude 'dreamers' from college work-study

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 enacted 16 years ago that positioned the state as the nation's most welcoming place for foreign-born students.

Under the proposal, which is on the verge of clearing the Texas Legislature, only individuals eligible for federal financial aid would qualify for the state's off-campus, work-study program.

That group includes U.S. citizens, permanent residents and refugees. It doesn't include students who came into the country illegally as children and have a work visa allowing them to stay longer, or immigrants...

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