Sacramento Bee, "Jerry Brown signs first part of California 'Dream Act' for undocumented immigrants."
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first landmark “Dream Act,” extending scholarship opportunities to undocumented immigrant students. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had vetoed similar legislation. Assembly Bill 130 allows students here illegally to apply for private financial aid if they qualify for in-state tuition. Brown also is expected to sign a bill allowing illegal immigrants to qualify for public aid. - HTN Foundation
By David Siders
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2011 - 12:00 am | Page 3A
LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday extending scholarship opportunities to undocumented immigrant students, part of landmark "Dream Act" legislation vetoed by Brown's predecessor.
"Our future is uncertain if we neglect those children," Brown told supporters at Los Angeles City College. "But it's absolutely abundant if we invest in their education, their child care, their future, their neighborhoods."
Assembly Bill 130 allows students who are in the country illegally but qualify for in-state tuition to apply for private financial aid. The Democratic governor is likely this year to sign a broader companion bill, Assembly Bill 131, allowing illegal immigrants to seek public aid, including Cal Grants.
<< READ MORE >>