For the first time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he would sign an act that would provide tuition funding for the children of undocumented immigrants if the bill passes both houses of the legislature. Cuomo previously touted his support for the federal DREAM ACT but never answered where he stood on the state bill. Some believe Cuomo made the statement to repair his rocky relationship with the minority community. But some legislators say they have been courting the administration on the act for months and have met with them several times. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hasrecently lent his support to the bill and touted the financial benefits it could have for the state. It is unclear if Senate Republicans will allow the bill to come to a vote and if there are enough Democratic votes for it to pass. Sen. George Latimer, R-Rye, has said he would vote for the bill.
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