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A wise step on immigration

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Last Monday, on the first day of the 2014 legislative session, we were heartened when the Washington state House of Representatives approved HB 1817 by a 71-23 margin.

HB 1817 would enable certain low-income undocumented students to qualify for publicly funded financial aid for college. To qualify, they also must be high-school graduates or GED recipients who have lived in the state for three years, and stayed out of trouble with the law.

Arguing against the bill, Rep. Larry Haler,…

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