Brooklyn teenager Kevin Vayas joins fight for New York State Dream Act
BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn teenager is using his own story in the fight for more funding opportunities for immigrant students.
Kevin Vayas is joining lawmakers and advocacy groups to push for the passage of the state's proposed Dream Act, which would allow undocumented college students to apply for financial aid.
The 16-year-old traveled to Albany this week as the legislation passed the state Assembly and headed to the Senate where its future remains unclear.
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Vayas, who is in 11th grade, says that the Dream Act would help thousands of students who, like him, find access to college education impossible without aid.