DREAM Act http://kplu.org en New Washington Laws Cover College Aid, Guns And Tanning http://kplu.org/post/new-washington-laws-cover-college-aid-guns-and-tanning <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153631836&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>This is the week undocumented students in Washington will become eligible for state college tuition aid. The “Real Hope Act” is just one of dozens of new state laws that take effect Thursday, 90 days after the Washington legislature adjourned.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17059 at http://kplu.org New Washington Laws Cover College Aid, Guns And Tanning Gov. Inslee Signs Immigrant Financial Aid Bill http://kplu.org/post/gov-inslee-signs-immigrant-financial-aid-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that expands state college financial aid to students in the country without legal status.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>In a highly divided Legislature, passage of the bill represents a big win for immigrant advocates. It's also the first bill to become law this session.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:33:20 +0000 Manuel Valdes 14168 at http://kplu.org Gov. Inslee Signs Immigrant Financial Aid Bill Wash. State Lawmakers Send ‘Real Hope’ Act To Governor http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-lawmakers-send-real-hope-act-governor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A late vote in the Washington Legislature has the children of immigrants cheering, literally. On Tuesday night, the state House overwhelmingly approved a measure to allow high school graduates who came to this country illegally with their parents to apply for state financial aid.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:10:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13804 at http://kplu.org Wash. State Lawmakers Send ‘Real Hope’ Act To Governor State Lawmakers Underfund Promise Of ‘Real Hope’ And ‘Dreams’ http://kplu.org/post/state-lawmakers-underfund-promise-real-hope-and-dreams <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state of Washington could soon become the fourth in the nation after California, Texas and New Mexico to allow the children of illegal immigrants to qualify for state-funded college financial aid.</span></p><p>The idea has now passed both the Washington House and Senate. But allowing undocumented students to compete for these limited dollars is still a thorny issue for some, especially since the program is already seriously underfunded.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:32:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13468 at http://kplu.org State Lawmakers Underfund Promise Of ‘Real Hope’ And ‘Dreams’ State Senate Passes Its Own Version Of Dream Act http://kplu.org/post/state-senate-passes-its-own-version-dream-act <p>The state’s undocumented high school graduates may be one step closer to accessing financial aid.</p><p>On Friday the Senate passed a measure to make State Need Grants available to students who came to this country illegally with their parents.</p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 03:17:46 +0000 Taylor Winkel 13113 at http://kplu.org State Senate Passes Its Own Version Of Dream Act Muslim-American Communities Rally, Urge Senate To Pass Dream Act http://kplu.org/post/muslim-american-communities-rally-urge-senate-pass-dream-act <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 500 members of Washington’s Muslim-American community marched at the state Capitol Monday to urge senators to pass the Dream Act.</span></p><p>The rally in support of the bill, which would make undocumented students eligible for financial aid, also marked the fifth annual Muslim Lobby Day.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:15:54 +0000 Taylor Winkel 12710 at http://kplu.org Muslim-American Communities Rally, Urge Senate To Pass Dream Act Gov. Inslee Calls For Minimum Wage Hike, More Education Funding, Teacher COLAs http://kplu.org/post/gov-inslee-calls-minimum-wage-hike-more-education-funding-teacher-colas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inslee</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is calling for a hike in the minimum wage as well as cost-of-living increases for teachers. Those were two of the Democrat’s key policy proposals in his State of the State speech Tuesday.</span></p><p>But Republicans lawmakers quickly shot down the ideas.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:51:41 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12583 at http://kplu.org Gov. Inslee Calls For Minimum Wage Hike, More Education Funding, Teacher COLAs State House Again Passes College Aid For Immigrant Students http://kplu.org/post/state-house-again-passes-college-aid-immigrant-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It wasn’t all pomp and circumstance. The opening day of the Washington Legislature included something rare for the first day of session: a floor vote.</span></p><p>The Washington House voted Monday to give college grant money to low-income high school graduates who are in the country illegally.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:43:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12549 at http://kplu.org State House Again Passes College Aid For Immigrant Students