Sacramento Bee, "California Assembly approves student aid for illegal immigrants"
The state Assembly voted today to accept amendments approved a day earlier by the state Senate, clearing the way for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the second part of the California Dream Act. The latest bill would enable undocumented college students to receive publicly funded financial aid. Brown signed the first bill in July, which gave undocumented college students access to privately funded aid. - HTN Foundation
California Assembly approves student aid for illegal immigrants
Posted by Laurel Rosenhall
The state Assembly voted today to send Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that allows undocumented immigrant college students to receive publicly-funded financial aid.
After a lengthy debate, Assembly Bill 131 -- the second part of the controversial measure known as the California Dream Act -- cleared the lower house on a 45-27 vote.
"Today is a wonderful day," said Assemblyman Manuel Perez, D-Coachella. "Today is a day of hope. Today, there are many students throughout the state of California who are saying, 'It's about time.'"
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