Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, and DACA recipient Aldo Solano of Portland in a Jan. 26, 2018 photo. 

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, and DACA recipient Aldo Solano of Portland in a Jan. 26, 2018 photo. 

Jaime Valdez/Portland Tribune

Pushing back on federal policies on immigration, the Oregon Senate on Monday passed a bill that would give in-state college tuition to non-U.S. citizens who have graduated from an Oregon high school.

The legislation was designed to address the Trump Administration’s plan to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

However, the bill also offers in-state tuition to noncitizens who never received DACA.

“These children are our children,” said Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, in an emotional speech on the Senate floor Monday. He said children who were brought to the United States by their parents had no choice in the matter and should not be penalized for the rest of their lives.

Read the full article at the Portland Tribune