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Esmy Jimenez / Northwest Public Radio

Adeline Guerra is a 19-year old nursing student at Washington State University Tri-Cities, and is one of 1.4 million people living and working in the U.S. under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Washington Legislature

President Donald Trump has made immigration a top issue. But one of his campaign promises has a Republican state senator in Washington concerned.

Washington Governor Signs The Real Hope Act

Feb 27, 2014
Colin Fogarty / Northwest News Network

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.

Ausin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

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.

'Real Hope' Act Passes Washington Senate

Jan 31, 2014
Colin Fogarty / Northwest News Network

Undocumented Washington high school graduates may be one step closer to accessing financial aid.

Taylor Winkel / Northwest News Network

Immigrant rights groups are trying to convince Washington state Senators to make undocumented students eligible for financial aid.

Washington Legislature

It wasn’t all pomp and circumstance on Monday. The opening day of the Washington Legislature included something rare for day one: a floor vote.