March 4, 2013. The Legislative Gazette reports on the political prospects of the NYS DREAM legislation.
“I very much hope that this is the year where, finally, we are able to pass the state DREAM Act to provide financial aid to our undocumented students to attend higher education,” King said. “We understand that their success is the state’s success, their success is the success of our state’s economy.”
King’s assertions were backed by a recent Fiscal Policy Institute study which found that a student who obtains a bachelor’s degree and receives $20,000 in state TAP funds will earn $25,000 per year more than those without a degree. That would lead to an additional $3,900 in state and local tax revenue.