So goes a recent headline at Yahoo News.

Here’s a question, why do we even have immigration laws? It’s not like anyone takes them seriously.

Even Undocumented Students Need Aid for College—and Now They May Get It

Undocumented students may be the biggest beneficiaries of the immigration bill headed for a full vote by the Senate as early as June 3.

The DREAM Act provision of the proposed “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S 744” would put students who entered the country illegally as children on the fastest track ever to legal permanent residency.

So-called Dreamers would be on a five-year plan to obtaining legal status—an eight-year short-cut over other undocumented immigrants for whom the immigration reform bill has laid out a 13-year path.

Dreamers who moved to the U.S. before the age of 16, have lived here since Dec. 31, 2011, and have either a high school diploma or a GED, qualify for the comparatively speedy change in legal residency.

Another bonus for Dreamers: They may soon be eligible for federal financial aid thanks to an amendment introduced by Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Democrat of Hawaii that was passed Tuesday, surprising DREAM Act legislation advocates.

“We were amazed that [the amendment] got through,” said Wendy Feliz, communications director for the American Immigration Council.

If it becomes law, it will extend federal student loans and work-study programs to students but it is unclear if it also includes Pell Grants.