California DREAM Act Passes State Assembly

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It's a little confusing, but no less a victory for illegal immigrant college students.

While the national DREAM Act, an immigration bill aimed at providing a path to citizenship for young people, died in the U.S. Senate--and possibly forever--last year, the California DREAM Act is very much alive, passing the state Assembly today.   

This state version known as AB130, introduced by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), would allow students who are in the country illegally, but who pay in-state tuition, to apply for private college scholarships. Believing that illegal immigrants help fuel California's economy and that denying them scholarships may be an instant ticket to a lifetime of hardship, Cedillo has proposed similar legislation every year since 2005, which former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has repeatedly vetoed. Gov. Jerry Brown made a campaign pledge to sign it. 

AB130, which now heads to the Senate, is not an immigration bill and applies to less than one percent of the UC and Cal State student population. 

Cedillo also introduced a separate California DREAM Act bill that would make those same students eligible for state-funded financial aid. It remains in committee.


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J
J

How's that Nightmare Act being funded?Vote for Rick Perry

R
R

This is a very bad idea in allowing illegal immigrants to funds.  First they have broken the law by entering the U.S. ILLEGALLY.  What's wrong with applying for citizenship or permanent Green Card and doing it LEGALLY?  I see others coming here legally, why can't you?  Any program in the U.S. should only be offered to folks who are in the U.S. LEGALLY.  Entering the U.S. illegally is still a crime just like selling illegal drugs to the public.  U.S. folks have given enough free stuff to those here illegally and as tax payers we continue to pay it.  No wonder U.S. is in so much debt.

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I'm glad we can help all ILLEGALS with our hard earn tax money. I'm planing to ask our congress and senate to create new bill that will remove the border with Mexico ( but keep it with Canada) and give full health, social security, and education benefit to any and all mexicans and people from south of mexico with same rights as us workers. The bill will be called "Friendship with our Mexico Neighbors."  This bill will help bond both countries and help Mexico  and their people all the rights as soon as they cross the border.  The bill will make asking their immigration status illegal and punishable by $10,000 per incident.

Julio Navarrete
Julio Navarrete

We cannot continue ignoring the larger forces that drive migration. People migrate to flee persecution, civil wars, natural disasters, or economic shifts in their home country. Historically, immigration policies in the U.S., such as the “Chinese Exclusion Act” of 1882 or “Operation Wetback” in 1954, have been explicitly biased against particular nationalities. For centuries, generations of immigrants have come to America in search of a better tomorrow. This is the land of opportunity, where every individual should have a chance to succeed by his or her own merit. The DREAM Act was crafted in that spirit. California should do the right thing, and pass the DREAM Act now.

really?
really?

bottom line.  we can't afford to foot the bill for all the suffering people of the world.  my AMERICAN family is suffering but i'm not asking canada's taxpayers to take care of me. such bs

Daddyjoe26
Daddyjoe26

I hope the Dream Act fails!! I don't want to pay free money to criminals 

Louis Freely
Louis Freely

For every Dream Act student, there are 10,000 vatos locos gangster types.

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Get ready everyone. I ready yesterd ay that the Dream Act is being introduced again in DC today.

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Briansays

you just convinced me to vote against any tax extensionsif you have time/money for this nonsense you will not get one more dime

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Hope you enjoy the upcoming, deep, deep cuts then. Eventually they'll start to hurt you too.

Code Blue
Code Blue

I have a dream that one day Mexico will take responsibility for its citizens and provide opportunity for them instead of physically kicking them across our borders. I have a dream that one day immigrants will respect our laws and procedures and choose to follow. I have a dream that immigrants will only have children when they can afford to pay for them. I have a dream that the 14th amendment will be correctly interpretted.

I have a dream the the billions that illegals send home to mexico will be used to pay for their expenses and health insurance here in the U.S..

I have a dream that our own government will enforce immigration laws, stop harrassing Arizona, and have compassion for legal taxpaying citizens.

Guest
Guest

National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia’s call for media outlets to keep immigration enforcement proponents off the airwaves “even if such censorship were a violation of First Amendment rights.”http://michellemalkin.com/2011... “Kill the Gringo”; Arizona Reconquista Ethnic Studies http://brianleesblog.blogspot.... 'Immigration Protests' Cover For Racist Ethnic Cleansing Movementhttp://www.bcrevolutio... U.S.-Mexico Pact Revealed: Billions to Non-citizens http://archive.newsmax.com/arc... 11,000 anchor babies a year:http://www.snopes.com/politics... 1million jobs for illegals:http://www.reuters.com/article... Fort Worth's most wanted:http://www.fortworthpd.com/doc... Los Angeles most wanted:http://www.lapdonline.org/top_... California most wanted:http://ag.ca.gov/wanted/mostwa... Arizona's most wanted:http://www.azalmanac.com/Arizo...

DubV
DubV

What is your position or point of putting the most wanted lists of different counties, states, countries? Just because someone has a Spanish surname does not make them undocumented. No correlation no regression. The documents you posted are historical and come from an era where Anglo used Anglo dominated law enforcement agencies to infiltrate, terrorize, and divide Organization involved in the Civil Rights movement. There was a de facto war waged by Anglos against People of Color in the United States and these words represent the sentiment of the time.

Guest
Guest

Looks like the California Dream Act is not going over very well with the pigeons--oops I mean, native-born, law-abiding, taxpaying American citizens:

The Sacramento Bee: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capito...

San Jose Mercury News:http://www.mercurynews.com/new...

Pasadena Star News:http://www.pasadenastarnews.co...

The only people in favor of it are, of course, the illegals, or the relatives of illegals, or brown nationalists congratulating themselves on the prospect of sucking a few more gringo tax dollars.

042011S2
042011S2

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Idgaf
Idgaf

CH14 I congratulate you for your achievements and I hope that the law passes to help people like you. I wouldn't mind for my taxes to go towards your education. Don't listen to these hatred that have no life just hating on hard working student.

Guest
Guest

What achievements? She says she's a high school graduate and has never even heard of the American Civil War (apparently.)

She can't write a coherent sentence or frame a coherent, logical thought. It's all just a rush of emotion that's code for "you must give me stuff."

042011S2
042011S2

Okay hater. Well she Never said that she was a high school graduate. You need to read more carefully because obviously you can't seem to do that. Also, quit hating on her she hasn't done nothing wrong. It's not her fault that you were in debt for 12 years. That's something that will never happen to her because this law is for PRIVATE MONEY!! It's not coming from any federal money. People should be aloud to donate their money to who ever they want so stop with your stupid bullshit and stop bullying a teen by calling her a little dirty pig. Because what you are doing there is bullying and it's not right. I don't know your age but its obvious that you are an adult if it took you 12 years to pay your debt.

Guest
Guest

I'm not complaining about being in debt for 12 years: I'm PROUD of the fact that I paid my student loans off when so many others just default on them and stick the taxpayer with the loss. Maybe you don't understand that kind of pride because you come from a culture that's all take and no give?

Also, not that you are capable of understanding the nuance, I didn't call her a "dirty little pig" I called her a "greedy little pig." for

Lou
Lou

Fuck this shit and fuck the CA Dream Act.

DubV
DubV

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Msnenasophie
Msnenasophie

To all the ignorant, racist pricks who have nothing to do but hide behind the anonymity of the internet and post ignorant, racist comments...maybe you do have a point, keep money from undocumented students for an education and maybe you should all go back to school and learn and enlighten yourselves. Please, you give the rest of us good Americans a bad name. Yes, this includes you MaryKay, MaryJay, whatever. I have a strong hunch that all of the undocumented students paying for their education are 100x's more intelligent and better versed than you could ever dream of being. Stop using them as a scapegoat for your miserable life, aspire to something greater.

Guest
Guest

Yes, this includes you MaryKay, MaryJay, whatever. I have a strong hunch that all of the undocumented students paying for their education are 100x's more intelligent and better versed than you could ever dream of being. Stop using them as a scapegoat for your miserable life, aspire to something greater. ---I don't use anyone as a "scapegoat" for my "miserable life." (Really not miserable at all.) I am angry at a clear injustice to native-born Americans and taxpayers. I have the right to express my opinions as much as you do.

And the plain fact of the matter is, this is just a shakedown. You try to wrap it up in pretty-sounding terms but it's plain that this is just a case of demanding freebies and goodies that you are not entitled to.

Guest
Guest

"Taxpayers don't subsidize cheap labor. Corporations get tax breaks and they are the largest employers of undocumented and migrant workers hence Monsanto the Agriculture giant here in California."--Yes we do subsidize the cheap labor with all the handouts to illegals. The giveaways we provide to illegals act as a magnet for the cheap labor.

Illegal immigration increased by a huge amount after the passage of Plyler vs. Doe which gave illegals the "right" to a taxpayer funded K-12 education at American taxpayers' expense.

Four years after Plyler vs. Doe attracted millions of illegals, we gave them the Reagan amnesty that was promised to be a "one time only amnesty" by Teddy Kennedy.

Don
Don

California forming into the new third world. If all white people move away which they are already doing, who will pay for the ILLEGAL aliens education? Who will pay for mine? I'm white, I want to go to school and have to work for mine!!!!!!! THIS IS DOG SG+HI###

Guest
Guest

If we had another Dust Bowl and a bunch of Oklahomans came West again, they'd get the same handouts that you're complaining about here.--Oh please, stop twisting the facts. Dustbowl Okies were American citizens, not foreign lawbreakers breaking our immigration laws and all other types of laws in order to get hand-outs. Most of those people would rather have died than accept hand-outs. I guess that's the difference between them and the illegal immigrant freeloaders of today, huh?

DubV
DubV

Actually the Arkies and Okies depressed wages so much they drove out Mexicans but when they left halfway through the harvest season Mexicans were given a higher rate for a smaller yield harvest due to spoilage.

Guest
Guest

They didn't leave halfway through the harvest season, you idiot. They stayed and worked. Okies were working in the fields into the SEVENTIES and I know because I WAS THERE.

Guest
Guest

"Arkies and Okies" Theres that contempt again. At least these people were Americans and legal citizens of the United States which allows them the right to move anywhere they please inside it's borders.

DubV
DubV

Actually Arkies and Okies is short for people from Arkansas and Oklahoma created by other non souther/rural Anglo folks. It is the term used by American Historians to describe these particular Anglo American migrant workers.

Guest
Guest

"Arkies and Okies" Theres that contempt again. --It doesn't fit into their Racial Grievance 101 "education"--which is all they know nowadays. The idea of poor white people being abused and mistreated doesn't fit into the "white privilege" "narrative" so beloved of today's left-wing cultural warriors so it goes down the rabbit hole of memory.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Didn't stop their fellow American citizens from using the same stereotypes they use against illegals, so what's your point?

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

How am I twisting the facts? We have a welfare program. If a bunch of people came West, destitute, they would be eligible to apply for welfare the same as anyone else.

That the Dustbowl Okies were American citizens who were treated so callously makes it worse, not better. I'm sure there were plenty of laws broken by the Okies—but the mists of history, etc.

As for the people who would rather have died than accept help, that certainly sounds like "pride goeth before a fall" to me.

Guest
Guest

As for the people who would rather have died than accept help, that certainly sounds like "pride goeth before a fall" to me. ---Yeah, those stupid people were the people who made our country strong. Imagine having that much pride!

Much better to suck as much from the taxpayer teat as you can while whining that "whiteys" "oppressiving" you.

I'm proud to be descended from Dustbowl Okies who worked like dogs to build this state so illegals can come here from all over the world to benefit from their hard work.

Guest
Guest

I know plenty, believe me, and the vast majority are law-abiding (because one traffic ticket and they could be going home to Mexico or Vietnam or Nigeria), --Uh, right, that's why our newspapers are full of stories about illegals who got five DUIs and were never paid attention to until they killed somebody. Just ask the Bologna family of San Francisco--the illegal alien gangbanger who slaughtered half their family had a huge rap sheet and nothing happened to h im before he took out half a family. And you know why? Because "progressives" in San Francisco protected him from ICE.

Nobody's getting deported for one traffic offense. Pull the other one.

You must be some paid "progressive" "activist."

DubV
DubV

Using one case is circumstantial and certainly does not illustrate the behavior of most undocumented people. Most DUI's happen in Huntington Beach and the majority are "law abiding" drunk Anglo American Bro Dudes.

Guest
Guest

Even if that were true (you are also using circumstantial cases), the plain fact of the matter is, we don't need to import even MORE DUIs if we already have them here from the homegrown.

DubV
DubV

No I am not. Read this reporthttp://blogs.ocweekly.co.... Not circumstantial, this ranking is based on the total amount of alcohol related incidents. No you just neutralized your argument unlike you I actually use facts.

Guest
Guest

Wow, you truly are a moron if you think libertarians are scum. Unlike your type, they actually use brains and logic, as opposed to your fear-mongering and general dumb-assery.---I said the open borders type of libertarian are scum, not all liberatarians. Love your use of brains and logic in your reply though. It takes so much to thought to name call.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

I'm really not. I'm not terribly progressive at all. I'm actually fairly libertarian. (Frightening, no?)

You can pull out plenty of single examples, but they don't establish a pattern. I'm not denying there is gang activity and that it's an issue, and I'm not denying that there are undocumented people who are parts of gangs—but just because there is crime perpetrated by undocumented people does not mean all undocumented people are likely to perpetrate crime. And yes, one traffic offense can and does result in deportation. Ask a deportation attorney if you don't believe me (and why would you?).

I just don't see why it should be illegal for donors of private scholarship money to give that money to undocumented students who apply for it.

Guest
Guest

I'm really not. I'm not terribly progressive at all. I'm actually fairly libertarian. (Frightening, no?)--Oh, an open borders libertarian! Cato Institute?

Enough said. Unlimited labor arbitrage, result: natives' income goes down while natives are also forced to fork over more taxpayer dollars to subsidize all that cheap labor with taxpayer funded freebies.

That's worse than being a "progressive" by far.

Guest
Guest

@So, no, I am not an open-borders libertarian, nor do I give a rat's about the Cato Institute.@c39f8d1ebc199e68bfc73382ecc5c368:disqus ----Then why did you say you were a libertarian in the first place? And yes, many of the arguments you use can be found at Cato and Reason/Matt Welch, so it was not unreasonable for me to peg you as one of them.

Me thinks you are in love with your own erudition and are not really used to having someone pick your arguments apart.

Guest
Guest

@Raza Poster Boyo: "Wow, you truly are a moron if you think libertarians are scum. Unlike your type, they actually use brains and logic, as opposed to your fear-mongering and general dumb-assery."--Love those brains and logic that you show on full display with this post. Name-calling and bullshitting.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Wow, you truly are a moron if you think libertarians are scum. Unlike your type, they actually use brains and logic, as opposed to your fear-mongering and general dumb-assery.

DubV
DubV

Taxpayers don't subsidize cheap labor. Corporations get tax breaks and they are the largest employers of undocumented and migrant workers hence Monsanto the Agriculture giant here in California. Which native income goes down? In San Francisco they are an immigrant friendly city and have the highest minimum wage in California according to the most recent information. Also if you want to analyze economic situations the U.S. owes more debt to China than anything-not Mexico. That is a policy that would actually help improve the economy and work to eliminate the deficit.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

I fail to see how allowing undocumented students access to private scholarship funds (whoops, there goes that bold again) has anything to do with labor arbitrage. You're ascribing belief to me that I don't actually hold. It's understandable—much easier to argue with someone you've conveniently pigeonholed.

So, no, I am not an open-borders libertarian, nor do I give a rat's about the Cato Institute.

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