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Financial Aid for Illegal Students OKd
Cal Watchdog ^ | 3/17/11 | Dave Roberts

Posted on 03/17/2011 12:57:18 PM PDT by Nachum

Sacramento, California - The Assembly Higher Education Committee approved two bills on Tuesday allowing college students who are in the state illegally to receive financial aid. Dubbed the California Dream Act, AB130 allows illegal immigrants to receive privately funded college scholarships, and AB131 allows them to receive taxpayer-funded financial aid such as Cal Grants. Currently, illegal students who spend at least three years in California high schools pay only the in-state tuition rate — a significant cost savings over legal citizens from other states who are attending California colleges. That benefit was provided by AB540, which passed in 2001.

(Excerpt) Read more at calwatchdog.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aid; aliens; financial; illegal; students

1 posted on 03/17/2011 12:57:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

There hasn’t been Dreamin’ in California since the 60s. What a joke.


2 posted on 03/17/2011 12:59:35 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Nachum

Another outrage.


3 posted on 03/17/2011 1:00:14 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Nachum
What's to say?

California is now run by criminals.

4 posted on 03/17/2011 1:00:22 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Nachum
By why is CA broke? I just don't understand.

/s

5 posted on 03/17/2011 1:00:49 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: Nachum

I’m tired of California.


6 posted on 03/17/2011 1:01:13 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Nachum

Disgusting. California is like a bowl of breakfast cereal, once you’re done with the fruits and nuts all you’re left with are the flakes.

They cut their own throats to make it nice for illegals.

The crazies are running the asylum.


7 posted on 03/17/2011 1:08:59 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: Nachum

This is not news. This is business as usual in California. When the state does not give handouts to illegals that will be news.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 1:09:22 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Nachum

Do they have to sign up for Selective Service now or are they still exempt by defacto?


9 posted on 03/17/2011 1:11:57 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Nachum
Not even the average California liberal would support this. Sacramento now just does whatever the hell they feel like doing.

They are immune from consequence, because their positions are guaranteed by tens of millions of union dollars.

10 posted on 03/17/2011 1:17:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum
Winning snips from article:

The other vote against the bills was cast by Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo.
At Tuesday’s hearing, Achadjian argued that it will do little good for illegal students to graduate from college if they are not legally allowed to get a job afterwards.

Good point, however these leeches will just expect to be given their citizenship by default.

Addressing Gomez and another student who testified on behalf of the bills, Achadjian said, “If I want to make this country my home, I want to knock on every door to make sure somebody gives me an opportunity. We want you to be a part of our community. I can look at you with all sincerity, but that question does not leave me alone: Why aren’t you trying to become U.S. citizens?” The students were offered an opportunity to respond but declined.

Gee, I wonder why?

Someone needs to point out that it would be much more beneficial, not to mention cheaper, to both illegals AND the US if these activist groups would focus on helping these students achieve citizenship status. As a taxpayer I would feel MUCH better about my money going in that direction.

11 posted on 03/17/2011 1:20:25 PM PDT by alexandria ("If this be treason, make the most of it!" Patrick Henry)
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To: Nachum

The First Law of Holes:
When you reach the bottom, STOP DIGGING!


12 posted on 03/17/2011 1:27:54 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: Nachum
California’s 2011-12 deficit: $25.4 billion
universityofcalifornia.edu

13 posted on 03/17/2011 1:53:09 PM PDT by Daaave ("Mi Casa Su Casa")
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


14 posted on 03/17/2011 3:30:43 PM PDT by HiJinx (Hey, Officer, I'm an illegal from Tahiti. Send me home...please?)
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