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Washington State Approves Financial Aid For Undocumented Students05:04

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At Washington's state capitol in Olympia, a Mariachi band played yesterday after Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed the "Real Hope Act."

The law makes Washington the fourth state to allow undocumented students to receive state-funded financial aid. It's also stirring controversy because the aid program is already underfunded.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Austin Jenkins of Northwest News Network explains.


This segment aired on February 27, 2014.

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