Assembly Passes Second California DREAM Act Bill, To Allow State Financial Aid For Illegal Immigrants

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​Another hurdle cleared for illegal immigrant college students. On Wednesday, the state Assembly passed the second part of the California DREAM Act, a bill that would allow them to apply for state grants.  

The two-bill package was introduced by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), who believes the legislation is necessary to help "children brought here through no choice of their own, who embrace our values and learn the language." Part one, which would make undocumented students eligible for private college scholarships, was approved by the Assembly last month. Both bills now head to the Senate. 
 
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger repeatedly vetoed similar legislation while he was in office. But Gov. Jerry Brown made a campaign pledge to sign the California DREAM Act if it makes it through the Legislature. 

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Mcella10
Mcella10

I was brought to this country as a baby, I'm currently trying to register for college and they are charging students like myself $207 PLUS $36 per unit.For U.S. citizens is only $36/unit.I wouldn't mind paying fully for my education and career if all I had to pay was the $36/unit. Out-state fees are ridiculous and not doable for me.

Thisisleo534
Thisisleo534

Im so happy these two bills are on their way to the senate!! finally i will be able to apply to medical school, ive work so hard, gone thru so many struggles...n well idont expect things to get better with these two bills, but at least is a bit of help for so many of us...i want to thank all of the people that are for it , for their support n good wishes and comments and for those of u who hate us "illegals" as u guys call us, well what can i say. You people have taught me a good lesson..to have love for my neighbor...one day i might be treating yur kids or ur own self n trust me i would be doin it with pleasure and love...just like im doing at my present job..is funny how i come across so many people that think i was born here n they start telling me about how they dislike illegas...haha i just laugh because if they juss knew..one lady told me, "senior" lady...oh how i wish there was more fine and educated young people like u" she was referring to the good tx i was giving her...n i felt sad for her... being that old n having such hateful heart ...oh n  claimin to be of a christian faith. what a shame! but anyways so many stories i can tell but im closing with this note...Everytime i encounter people that hate me for juss being of a different race...i feel like wanting to return the favor but my believe in God is stronger than anything else so this stops me...so wether the bills become a law or not..My life and hopes are in God!

PO'd Tax Payer
PO'd Tax Payer

aflores at 10:37 AM June 4, 2011 The State is Broke. The Country is Broke.  The (Under)Unemployeed (9.1%) Are Broke.& You want to Do What???Isn't it amazing that our U.S. Citizens and senior citizens, & college students, & Legal Immigrants who paid into our Federal and State Tax System For decades have to struggle with ILLEGAL immigrants for reasources who, never paid in a dime?And Get:1 - A job2 - A driver's license3 - A Social Security card4 - Welfare5 - Food stamps6 - Credit cards7 - Subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house8 - Free \ Subsidized education  Including colleges\Universities9 - Free health careFor gods sake USA get your priorities straight. We have Huge Deficits and Additionally if let ILLEGALS become citizens in mass our National Debt will sky rocket beyond belief.IT'S Madness to try to DEFEND A POLICY THAT REWARDS LAWBREAKERS FOR FINANCIALLY RUINING AND RUNNING THIS COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND!!!YET WHEN CITIZENS TRIES TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT THE STATE\FEDERAL GOVERMENT TURNS A BLIND EYES OR WORSE STAND IN THE WAY OF JUSTICE...JUST TRY TO PASS THIS BILL AN AMNESTY II LAW Oooppsss I MENT EARN PATH TO CITIZEN SHIP ANY YOULL FEEL THE RATH OF THE PEOPLE LIKE NEVER BEFORE.Impeach/Recall Jerry Brown, The Legislators who voted for this, & Dimocrats who pander to Illegalsat the expense of Average Joe Legal Citizen & His Family.Vote Republican for the Next CA Election

Greatdreamers
Greatdreamers

We have great students, governor and senators. Go great Dreamers and the Governor!!! We need to pass this bill to have a brigther future.

Ilovestupidpeople
Ilovestupidpeople

California shouldn't allow Arrogant and Ignorant people to vote nor reproduce, whom don't have brains and education.  As we see right now how bad is our economy. Btw, good job on electing R-Schwarzenegger. It's just ridiculous see yoll conservatives making stupid comments, before making a comment learn about the cause. Moreover get an education, before trying to avoid intelligent students getting edcaution.

Mathew_life
Mathew_life

Lets hope they pass this bill and the federal dream act. 

Alimaxin
Alimaxin

I am glad to hear good news about the Dream Act! However, it's incredible to see how many people are scared of educated undocumented students!! These people are pathetic! They should stop complaining and crying. Their hate is only and act of panic. Who are you to judge when your ancestors were at one point immigrants to this country? You are a disappointment to your ancestors, and a bunch of ignorant and scared haters. I am an educated citizen who admires people who wants to prosper. I prefer to waste my money, if that is the case, in some talented students rather than in some stupid war or by trying to save another bank. The country is broke not because some smart undocumented students. Stop embarasing yourself, your ancestors and other citizens like myself while showing your ignorance and fear. Maybe we should send some of you to college so you can understand a few things about money and stop being afraid. If you are going to pick on somebody, pick on the banks because that's where your money is going. Ignorant bullies.

Louis Freely
Louis Freely

Fuck this bullshit.  Don't we have a budget deficit?  Now we're giving financial aid to a bunch of illegals instead of Americans?  Fuck the dream act!

PO'd Tax Payer
PO'd Tax Payer

Work Harder Californians. Millions of Illegal Immigrants(going to college) & on Welfare are Depending You!

Dee
Dee

Many of the kids that are actually born don't even want to go to college. Many do not even care about an education and get everything handed down by mommy or daddy. I work with rehab homes and most are over filled by "citizens" with no motivation to better their lives. Many of the kids that I grew up with who were born here from illegal parents or that were brought here as kids wanted to go to college and they received better grades than many of the other kids. They studied so hard only to not be able to go to college. They came here with a dream to learn and work just like anyone else. IF anything many of these kids work so hard to be someone in this country but selfish people do not want to let them prosper. Who cares where people come from in all honesty the entire world is for man kind.  Its all owned by God and no one really owns this world but him. He created this earth for everyone and i am so tired of people that want to separate with borders. May the Lord of all Save us from such selfishness and ignorance of this world. What it all comes down to is racism and hate. If the US was poor like other countries and Mexico or any other place where people migrate from was rich I bet many of you would run out there and they will most likely receive you with open arms. I believe that all man kind has right to education and to better themselves anywhere. I think anyone who wants to prosper should be treated with justice. Give the kid who wants to suceed the key to a brigh future. Some work so hard and all they have ever known is the US and some do not even speak spanish. My dear friend from college strived hard to make it through college, worked as a waitress, took the bus and train to college and the day that we walked she was gvien the honor to talk in our graduation about her struggle to get her diploma .  She never received financial aid just worked her butt off and her family as well. Now she has graduated with a masters in therapy ready to work with people in need.... and some of us who are citizens do not even make it passed high school or a bachelors. She coulve benefit from a little help.  People grow up and learn to see people with love . As borthers and sisters because that is what we are we should work to better ourselves and help everyone better themselves. That is what will make this country stand out and prosper. I am sure that is why many of you are here. No one is a true citizen but the Natives Americans and yes the Mexicans that were here when it was Mexico. Dear Jesus, work in the hearts of these people who are so full of hate. Allow us Lord to love one another as you love and to learn to live with people of all paths of life and place because under the skin color that you've given us and the place of birth that you have chosen for u s we are all your children. Dear God work in our hearts. In Jesus' name.. AMEN!

myopinion
myopinion

Forget about the illegal issue for now.  At a time when classes are getting cancelled, summer school is cancelled, teachers are getting layed off, and California is in a financial crisis.  As a new student just try to pick up a class, you can't they are full!.  Can the State and school system afford this, no but they just keep writing checks on an overdrawn account. Vote NO!!!!

PO'd Tax Payer
PO'd Tax Payer

Pst...Pst...Pst...Hey Amigos.... Did You Hear Youve Won The Lottery. (On our own Hide)California House & Governor Jerry Brown will soon  pass a version of the DREAM Act which will provide free money for the children of illegal immigrants to go to state colleges and universities. (Just Like Illinois Governer and Legislature Did!)Hurry. Hurry. Keep Comming Here so You Can Bankrupt our College and University system too...And ThenYou Can Work On The Schools, Medicaid, Welfare, the Disability Funds for seniors, & Jails Here....And ThenYou Can Work Your Way East To The Rest of The Country.! ! !Pst.....Pass it On and telll All Your ILLEGAL AMIGOS.....Bravo...Bravo !!......Viva Mexico !!!...Viva Mexico !!!Ps:What gives You The Right To Claim the American Dream Over Legal Citizens When Legal US Citizens (Because of Morally Corrupt Policies of the Dimocrats) Cannot Even Obtain it Themselves.!!!Impeach/Recall Jerry Brown Now!!! Throw the Dimocrats out Now(Vote Panderes)!!! Vote Republican ! ! !

Guest
Guest

Oh .... And In Case You Missed Gil Cedillos Contact InfoYou can complain Here:http://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.go...Gil CedillioRepresenting the 45th DistrictCapitol Office:State CapitolP.O. Box 942849Sacramento, CA 94249-0045Tel: (916) 319-2045Fax: (916) 319-2145District Office:360 West Avenue 26, Suite 121 Los Angeles, CA 90031Tel: (323) 225-4545 Fax: (323)225-4500http://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.go...

Briansays
Briansays

please someone with common sense kill this thingyou are teaching people that illegal behavior is rewardablea terrible ethical lesson for society

Guest
Guest

aflores at 10:02 PM June 2, 2011 Why are We (& Dimocrats we elect) too stupid to realized that if we keep giving Drugs (freebies) to A Drug Addict (Illegals) Their Going To keep Comming Back for More and More and More and Create Giant sucking sound to the world to come here and get ready and get in line for more freebies(Maybe  Amnesty II) !!!    While Average Joe Legal Citizen Sudent and his Family Have Pickup The Check to Pay the Bill.If we constantly allow people who break our laws, and even have the nerve to protest the "RIGHT" to break our laws, then we are giving the green light to the breakdown of everything this country stands for. That is exactly why these people are running away from Mexico, because there is no more respect, for or trust in the Law in that country. If we allow the same people that have destroyed that country through their belief that freedom means "I'll do whatever I please" we will end up being another Mexico in ten years. You IdiotImpeach/Recall Jerry Brown,This Bills Legislative supporters and Dimocrats. Vote Republican Before Govt. Taxes/and "Fees" Destroys your Paycheck. ...Oh Ps: I know WHY...Because the Dimocrats are Pandering for Latino Votes and Dont Give a Damm about Legal Joe Citizen and His Family !!! (Wakeup People This is the Govt You Want Representing You In CA???)

Guest
Guest

You people are so ignorant, you don't realize these undocumented youth will repay America in TRILLIONS, for the millions we invested in their K-12 education. I really hope these bills pass.

Guest
Guest

And people wonder why California is broke.  This is another hand out program of the democrats that probably will pass.  Brown has already promised to pass it.  We are all doomed.  We all need to quit paying taxes in california.  You won't go to jail, hell they are letting 50 thousand convicts out because we can't afford to keep them behind bars.

Ethan
Ethan

Hopefully they pass it. And for those that DON'T want it passed, Let me tell you that if it goes through, we are going to make it BIG in life. My HUNGER FOR SUCCESS IS SO BIG, your kids are one day going to be working for me.

Guest
Guest

If the state wants to fund illegal activity, they can do that. But if the bill passes, the Federal government should cease all funding to the state completely. Direct and indirect payments. California wouldn't last 1 minute.

custom paper
custom paper

+100500!! absolutely support your thoughts dude

Guest
Guest

Look, we aren't "scared" of illegal aliens (which is the correct term for them). It's just that given the budget crisis in this country, giving money to people who have no legal right to it doesn't sit well with many of us. If you want to help these students, fine. Give them your money directly. But don't give them my tax dollars.

Mathew_life
Mathew_life

what welfare ? are you crazy ? ....these kids cant even get a drivers license.... 

No on the Dream Act
No on the Dream Act

You seem like a generous person. Tell you what, how about if I make you give me a ride to the store the next time you go. I don't care if I have a legal right to make you give me a ride, just give me a ride. And I don't care if there isn't any room for me in the car, leave your two year old at home. Now let's talk about gas money. Forget about it, I'm helping the economy by spending money at the store.

That is what these illegal aliens are doing. They are taking valuable space and resources from legal citizens. And, it starts at kindergarden. Isn't a free K-12 education enough? Basically, they are stealing. Don't bother with the "they are paying all of their tuition out-of-pocket and aren't stealing anything" drivel. We all know that tuition is only a portion of the cost of a college education, otherwise they wouldn't get funding from the state or Federal government.

So, make sure to be on time and have plenty of gas, I have a few different stores I need to go to.

Dee
Dee

*Many of the kids born HERE... that is what i meant to say...

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Another "Guest" comment without the intestinal fortitude to show their real user name or real name. Typical republican astroturf.

Mathew_life
Mathew_life

I agreed ....we should get rid of unemployment... and pass the DREAM ACT in order to increase the number of tax paying citizens. 

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Yes, the giveaways to people that have been here most of their life, will take away the Republican giveaway to the wealthiest 1%. Morons that drink the republican kool aid thinking the wealth will trickle down are really stupid, In the interests of keeping the comment free of profinity I will not say what the wealthy will trickle down to the working class, They will never stop giving away to the wealthy until we are a master and slave class as we were prior to the great depression.The tactics of the wealthy such as the Koch Brothers is, Starve the workers, then it is easy to divide and conquer.

spazzman
spazzman

how is it that these leeches are allowed in the public school system? my kids come home from school with crap in spanish only, they wave a mexican flag and live in America...in some countries you will be shot for crossing, others your considered a spy until proven differently....not here=if you do make it pass the border, you can apply for WIC, health care, food stamps, enroll your spanish speaking brats in OUR schools...in mexico the president made laws where all material in schools are in spanish, you will be jailed if you wave a foreign flag, residents have chioce over foreigner on what land they want...

Guest
Guest

A crummy degree in "raza studies" from Podunk Community College is not going to do jack to "repay America" for all the freebies we've already given to illegals.

Get a brain.

Guest
Guest

You're the one that is ignorant, all they'll do is send it back to their families in Mexico and any other country they may come from.  

nelly
nelly

at least we  asking for money to go to school unlike black just ask for welfare money for weed and cocaine and they would have welfare if it wasn't for the taxes us Mexicans pay !

Guest
Guest

You can't be very smart. You will have a degree, but still unemployable because you won't be a legal citizen. Do yourself a favor. Go back to whatever country you are from and go to school there. You will be much better off.

Briansays
Briansays

then become a citizen first before applying for aid

Dream Act Supporter
Dream Act Supporter

How would that solve anything? What are you, stupid? These students will not benefit from financial aid only AFTER all residential students get their share first, then IF there's any funding left from financial aid the undocumented students will get it. The rest of the bill just gives them a waiver so they don't have to pay those ridiculous in-state fees that end up costing them like 5 times what a residential student pays.

They would only be taking the money the rest of these American born students are letting go to waste.

Maxine
Maxine

I prefer to give a few of my tax dollars to some illegal aliens, as you want to call them, who don't have the legal rights that to give most of my tax dollars to the banks. Not because the banks have the legal rights make it okay. That is the real reason of our budget problems. And yes, you are afraid. This country is made by immigrants. We need smart people to help us get out of this crisis not scared, dumb people. For those scared people please go back to school and stop using your "illegal drugs" because they are making you paranoid.

dee
dee

Sure pick you up at 7 and dont worry i got the gas ...... I will deny myself and carry my cross! 

Mathew_life
Mathew_life

So we spend all of that money on k-12 education for these kids and after they graduate high school we should kick them out instead of giving them a path to become a citizen. It makes perfect sense if you want to have less tax paying citizens. 

Mathew_life
Mathew_life

Yes!!!! ...Sir you are a genius !!!! When I become a citizen ...I'll just send all of my tax money to my cousins in Brazil ..... 

Mattbornales
Mattbornales

if you are black, go back to africa, if you are white go back to england. let the indians stay in america.

Fabian132004
Fabian132004

I love how people say it so easy like it's just like signing up for an email account. These kids most were brought at YOUNG AGES! do you people understand that?? they don't know any other country but this one? imagine your kids brought to a country at a young age unwillingly. Then when they turn 18 or time for college. You are all of a sudden a "burden" to this country when they have 15+ years doing the pledge of allegiance to this country .. I understand that the law is a law but,, this is one messed up law that needs to be corrected, these young kids should NOT be punished for something they had no choice in. It's not as simple as " Oh hey i'm gonna apply & i'll be a citizen by next week" It can take years/decades. Put yourself in these kids shoes & stop being selfish ignorant people.. Give them a chance, bringing them out of the shadows can only do us good, we need good tax paying people. These kids are perfect for this country.

Guest
Guest

No, you are the one who is really stupid. These ILLEGAL ALIENS already pay in-state tuition. They pay exactly the same amount as a legal California citizen. What is really sad is that legal citizens of this country that are from states other than California have to pay much, much more for tuition than these criminals.

And who says the criminals only get financial aide after the legal citizens? Please cite the exact passage in the bill.

Marial
Marial

Juan,you are an idiot.It is the year 2011.Get your head out of your ass.

Guest
Guest

Did the real owners of the land have specific laws against illegal immigration? Did they have a formal legal system in place?

Juan
Juan

"Illegal Aliens" have been coming here since 1492. The Mayflower pigrims were illegal immigrants that never tried to learn the lenguage and culture of the real owners of this land.

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