New York became the fourth-largest state to pass the DREAM Act on Wednesday. The bill, which will provide college financial aid for undocumented immigrants, was passed by both chambers of the state’s legislature and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). The DREAM Act has been a priority for progressives in the state since President Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012. DACA gave temporary work authorization and deportation relief to approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

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