Washington State Considering Giving Student-Aid to Illegals

Posted: Feb 12, 2009 10:29 AM
According the Seattle Times, the Washington state Legislature is considering a proposal to allow low-income students here illegally to qualify for state financial aid.

From the Times:
Washington's largest student-aid program, the State Need Grant, awarded $195 million in assistance to 71,000 low-income students this school year. And at a time when increasing numbers of Washingtonians are seeking student aid in a battered economy, House Bill 1706 and Senate Bill 5959 would extend eligibility in the grant program to illegal-immigrant students.