Skip to comments.State Senate OKs part of California Dream Act
Posted on 09/01/2011 5:35:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The college dreams of thousands of students who are illegal immigrants moved closer to fulfillment Wednesday after the state Senate approved a bill that for the first time would give them access to public financial aid.
Carlos Perea, a 19-year-old undocumented student from Mexico who attends Santa Ana Community College, said the bill's passage would help him achieve his goal of transferring to a four-year university. He wants to major in political science and work for a nonprofit organization when he graduates.
It is not known how many undocumented students would be eligible for the aid. A Senate committee analysis estimated the bill's cost at about $40 million. That includes $13 million for Cal Grants, which average about $4,500; up to $15 million in community college waivers; and $12 million in institutional aid from the University of California and California State University systems.
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What with the California economy cranking along & all.......
I guess you had better arrest me. As a California resident and taxpayer I am aiding and abetting illegal activity although unwillingly.
Yeah, and did they do it by cutting some other program?? In other words, responsibly get the month from somewhere?
My guess is a LOT more than they predict. Some may even be "found".
Screw the citizen students!
January 13, 2011
Facing New Cuts, California’s Colleges Are Shrinking Their Enrollments
By Josh Keller
The $1.4-billion in budget cuts proposed this week for California’s public colleges could prompt a new year of protests that decry higher tuition, stagnant employee salaries, and the growing inability of Californians to afford college.
But as a barrier to student access, rising tuition may ultimately pale in comparison with a more fundamental shift: The state’s colleges have started to shrink.
California’s public-college enrollment declined by 165,000 during the past academic year, even as the number of people trying to get into college grew. Community colleges accounted for most of the decline, the largest in a single year since 1993.
The combination of a growing college-age population and a reduced budget has turned what was once a model for college access into a much scarcer commodity. California State University at Long Beach, which has lost more students than most colleges, enrolled only 9 percent of applicants last fall, a lower rate than at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Virginia, and only slightly higher than at Dartmouth College.
The cuts that Gov. Jerry Brown, a newly elected Democrat, has proposed would ensure that the nation’s largest set of public collegescomprising three systemswould continue downsizing well into 2012.
The campuses in the Cal State system, which had planned to grow this fall, may reverse course and cut undergraduate enrollment for the second time in two years. The University of California, which has managed to hold its numbers fairly steady, will begin to consider major enrollment cuts for 2012 at a Board of Regents meeting this month.
Follow the money.
There is more debt held by the Federal Government (thx to ObamaCare) for school loans than for mortgages.
There is more intrusion of Federal restraints on personal liberties that will be used to collect this debt than available on mortgages. Need a federal fishing license? Better pay your school loans back ...
This bill gives much more than “whatever is left over after LEGAL residents apply.” There are fee (tuition) waivers, other subsidies, and discretionary Board of Governors’ decisions. We are being raped. Research to find the current version at the aroundthecapital website as this forum does not allow me to post URLs. http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/Bills/AB_131/20112012/
Get ready for a civil war between states who harbor and abet ILLEGAL ALIENS and those who do not wish to dilute their society, economy, and education with them. When our government and officials openly defy the rule of law, use public funds, and put non-citizens ahead of their own and LEGAL IMMIGRANTS, it is time for a radical change. Revolution anyone?
The people who care to learn more about the madness behind these kinds of issues should research the terms: WHITE GUILT and IDIOT COMPASSION.
The journey of Ten Million Deportations starts with one plane load after another. We Can Do It!
And if you wish to join the fight against Illegals, join the Facebook group:
And the immigration process works just fine, see: