Skip to comments.Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California Dream Act, legislator says
Posted on 10/08/2011 12:42:30 PM PDT by montag813
The lawmaker who authored the California Dream Act said Saturday that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the bill allowing Illegal immigrants attending California universities to receive state financial aid.
Brown's office declined comment, and an announcement on the legislation has not yet been made.
But Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) said he was notified Saturday morning by the governor's aides that Brown has approved the measure, which makes illegal immigrants who are accepted into state universities eligible, starting in 2013, for Cal-Grant assistance.
The governors action also allows those without citizenship papers to tap into institutional grants while attending the University of California and California State University systems, and to get fee waivers in the California community college system.
Cedillo praised Brown as an "incredible leader with the vision and courage'' for signing the bill despite its great controversy.
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Breaking: Gil Cedilo, the lawmaker who authored the "California Dream Act" - the $40 million tuition grant and financial aid bill for illegal aliens - minutes ago said that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed it. Now CA will be able to steal tens of millions from citizens to give to illegals. Brown signed the controversial bill in secret on a weekend during football games, with a midnight deadline looming, to try and hide this disgrace from taxpayers. California is truly lost.
Wow. So now Brown is as conservative as Perry on the issue.
I am in the process of leaving the People’s Republic of Californistan and moving to Louisiana, USA
Oh, that's right, Perry! Imagine that! A Republican govenor running for the Republican ticket doing the exact same thing as a Democrat govenor.
Brilliant, simply brilliant....*sigh*
And why wouldn’t he sign this into law?
California is just overflowing with cash.
I’m sorry but if I lived there I would be leaving on the first train east bound.
Stop criticizing Rick Perry you heartless thug. ;)
Muchas gracias gringo taxpayers.
You wouldn’t leave so fast if you couldn’t sell your house...just sayin’
This is nothing like what was passed in Texas.
Get lost TROLL, You’re not even AMerican unless you like spelling color as colour and why will you not tell us why you came back on here under a different name and why were you with the anti war group ANSWER
Good thing California is rolling in the dough. Otherwise, we’d soon be belly up. Hmmmm.... maybe Obama will bail us out. He’s got trillions of available cash just waiting to be printed.
This is probably true.
But if a buyer came along I would be out before they make it mandatory that you STAY in California.
0bama has the paper, all he needs is the promise from our grandchildren that they will guarantee that it will be worth something...
And the grandchildren, even the unborn (should they be born) are already up to their eyeballs in debt.
>>I am in the process of leaving the Peoples Republic of Californistan and moving to Louisiana, USA<<
Me, too. My target: Irving, TX on Oct 21.
As you can imagine my household is a big mess with boxes all over the place.
So leave the liberals to clean up after their own mess. There are more people in the cart than pulling it. This just piles more people into the cart and pulls more off the handle.
I have a mental picture of Californians swirling down the toilet bowl, while the people they elected are reaching up one more time trying to reach the flush handle.
imagine if all conservatives moved out of blue states.
Blue states would lose their electoral count, lose tax money etc
Red and border states would gain money, electoral count and if we made CO,VA,NM,FL all red then the left coudl not win an election
Trust me, nothing but my excellent job is keeping me here in Commiefornia... for now. For the record, I couldn’t afford to go to college and worked my way through promotions and building up my skills to be where I am professionally (beyond anything I’d ever dreamt of). California is such an amazingly beautiful & resource-rich place, but it’s being snuffed out by suicidal voters. Jerry f*’n Brown basically 2nd-flushing the swirl. OMG.
I love the tagline I saw....."heartless4Cain"
That is a bunch of difference from the Texas bill ( which I don't agree with either) that will allow anyone that attended 3 or more years of HS, and graduated from a Texas HS, to PAY the in-state rate for tuition.
Bite me, Brown.
Isn’t this against fed law?
If so then couldn’t this be took to the courts?
So this doesn’t give illegal aliens in state tuition?
“Have proof that every Muslim in every mosque in America is not “peaceably” assembling?”
Yea, it’s called the Koran, it’s in every mosque. You should read it.
They don't have to attend HS for 3 yrs. They can cross the border today and get in state tuition. That's not what the legislation says but that is the reality. They aren't supposed to cross the border illegally but they do it.
Ultimately, this will result in a cut off of all aid to the colleges, I predict.
Chalk up another for Carl Rove! He got Perry to switch parties!
I’m glad. Finally we have a liberal tax you don’t like. I always figured you loved illegal aliens. Imagine how much 10 million illegals pay in tobacco taxes.
You mean the CA bill? Yes it does, along with big buckets of cash to cover their tuition. That last part is a big difference.
The lawmaker who authored the California Dream Act said Saturday that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the bill allowing Illegal immigrants attending California universities to receive legal citizen's hard earned tax-payed money.
This is AKA thievery.
Time to recall Brown!
These folks know that, but it doesn’t serve their cause... In the end, they’ll help destroy Perry and wind up with Romney
Circular firing squad. Pathetic
Just because they are all called “Dream Act” they are nothing alike in substance.
Texas Dream Act only allowed for in-state tuition for children of illegals, under conditions that they were in the state for 3 yrs, graduated high school and were in process of legalizing their situation.
CA was already providing this, and the current “CA Dream Act” gives them financial aid, with no conditions. See the article in the WSJ.
California Governor Signs Dream Act
“Under current law, undocumented students pay resident tuition rates if they have graduated from a California high school and affirmed that they are in the process of applying to legalize their immigration status. Starting January 1, 2013, those students will be eligible to apply for state-funded Cal Grants and other public aid.
The legislation builds on a previous bill signed into law in July, which makes financial aid from private sources available to the same pool of students. The two laws are collectively known as the California Dream Act.”
And of course the Federal “Dream Act” gives amnesty to any illegal who attends any school for a couple of years.
BIG difference between them.
Not in Texas, but they likely can in your state.
I'm not surprised.
Freepers have no idea how bad this law is.
This means every single illegal that qualifies for college will get free tuition, because financial aid is based on income, and technically, illegals don’t file tax returns and don’t have real jobs.
And this is happening while tuition fees are going exponentially up for Californians who are actual citizens.
Part one of Cedillo's Dream Act expansion bill, signed earlier this year, made it possible for illegals to use private scholarships and grants.
This second part allows them to compete for tax payer-funded grants and other public dollars.
I’m not unsympathetic to you. I pray for you that they don’t start taxing bathhouses.
I contacted Brown's office weeks ago recommending a veto. I thought he had more sense than to go here.
It is a violation of federal law but the courts have said the only ones who have standing to enforce it are the feds, no student has standing under the statute at written.
No Democrat is going to sue the states over it and no Republican will risk alienating the growing Hispanic voting block.
Proof that we dont’ need to increase taxes, fee’s etc, etc, to add “revenues”.
California is flush with cash.
So much so that we can take on additional programs with out concern about funding or deficits.
In state tuition for illegals appears to be against federal law but the courts (including SCOTUS earlier this year) have found only the feds have standing to sue. That’s not going to happen. Democrats are happy with the policy and Republicans are afraid of alienating Hispanics as happened in CA during the 90s, ceding CA to Dems permanently.
It may not be the best thing CA could do, but at least they can afford it, so it’s not THAT crazy.
These traitors ought to get out of my country!
I disagree. This could lose Obama California.
My son plays basketball at a junior college out there, and I have to pay out of state tuition. I wonder if he can fake his citizenship?