NY Assembly passes Dream Act – again

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Assembly has once more passed the Dream Act, but the measure’s fate remains uncertain in the Senate.

The bill would extend state financial aid to students in the country illegally.

The Assembly passed the measure in February, only to see it go down in defeat in the Senate. The Assembly passed it again on Monday.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver urged opponents in the Senate to reconsider and said there’s still time for the bill to pass before lawmakers adjourn later this month. He says students who would benefit from the proposal can’t wait until next year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the measure and vowed over the weekend to help get it passed.

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