Virginia to Give Some Undocumented Immigrants State Student Aid
Submitted by Doug Lederman on April 30, 2014 - 3:00am
Attorney General Mark Herring of Virginia announced on Tuesday that under state law, Virginia residents who qualify for the federal government's "deferred action" program for immigrants without legal documentation can qualify for state financial aid. The attorney general's announcement, which his office made in Hindi and Korean as well as Spanish and English, comes weeks after the state's legislature rejected a bill that would have established a state "Dream Act," won support from Gov. Terry McAuliffe but some criticism from Republicans in the state.
Nearly 20 states have established some sort of tuition equity for undocumented immigrants.