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Assembly passes DREAM Act, heads to Senate

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ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York State Senate is now in control of the DREAM Act after it was passed in the Assembly.

It will be up to the State Senate to extend state financial aid to students in the country illegally.

On Monday, the Assembly passed the DREAM Act for the second time. They first passed it in February. However, over the winter it was denied by the Senate.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver urged opponents in the Senate to reconsider, noting there's still time for the bill to pass before lawmakers adjourn later this month.

Governor Cuomo supports the measure and vowed over the weekend to help get it passed.
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