SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers plan to spend $30 million helping young immigrants with legal services and college financial aid.
The Tuesday announcement comes in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that gives temporary protection from deportation to people brought to the country illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom: Feds Approve Medicaid Funding for Expanded Low-Income Student COVID Testing
The plan includes $20 million to provide legal services for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It also includes $10 million in college financial aid.
The Trump administration says the DACA program will be phased out over the next six months if Congress doesn’t make it permanent.READ MORE: South Bay BART Extension Funding Dropped From $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package
More than 200,000 of the 800,000 program participants live in California.
A legislative committee will hear the spending plan Tuesday.MORE NEWS: San Mateo Deputies Investigating Fatal Unincorporated Redwood City Shooting
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