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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:41 PM

California leaders announce $30 million plan to help DACA recipients

By Melody Gutierrez
Updated 5:08 pm, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced a plan Tuesday to set aside $30 million to help immigrants affected by .. Trump’s decision to rescind a program that shields thousands .. from deportation ...

The plan is expected to be discussed by a legislative committee on Tuesday night. It would set aside $20 million for immigration legal services and send $10 million to public colleges and universities to provide financial aid to DACA students, also known as “Dreamers.” Of the $10 million, $7 million would go to community colleges, $2 million to California State University and $1 million to the University of California.

The new funding is among the hundreds of bills being considered by the state Legislature in the final days of its session. Major legislation is still pending, including a package of affordable housing bills that would put a $4 billion housing bond on the 2018 ballot and a new real estate fee to create $200 million to $300 million in housing money each year ...


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