Quinn signs Illinois DREAM Act

August 02, 2011

By Ted Regencia

SKOKIE, Ill. — With a nod to the growing Latino population in Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn signed Monday the DREAM Act that expands educational opportunities for undocumented immigrant students.

Quinn signed the legislation at Chicago’s Benito Juarez Community Academy in the presence of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with other elected officials as well as civic, religious and academic leaders.

The Dream Act stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors and aims to use private funds in Illinois to help children f undocumented immigrants continue on to college.

“All children have the right to a first-class education,” the governor said.

“The Illinois DREAM Act creates more opportunities for the children of immigrants to achieve a fulfilling career, brighter future and better life through higher education.”

To read the full story, please visit AOL-Patch.com in Skokie

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