Real Hope Act

Washington Governor Signs The Real Hope Act

Feb 27, 2014
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Washington is now the fourth state in the nation to give college students who are in the country illegally access to state-funded financial aid.

KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Washington state students who are in the country illegally have reason to celebrate. On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the state’s Real Hope Act, also commonly called the DREAM Act.

A late vote in the Washington legislature has the children of immigrants cheering - literally.

The state of Washington could soon become the fourth in the nation -- after California, Texas and New Mexico -- to allow the children of illegal immigrants to qualify for state-funded college financial aid.