AB 131, Second Half of California DREAM Act, Suspended in Appropriations Committee, Local Activists Host Press Conference

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In July, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 130, a bill that gives undocumented students access to private financial aid.

Now, activists are pushing to get AB131 -- a second bill that undocumented students call "the real California DREAM Act -- pulled from the Senate appropriations committee, where it sits in suspense. AB 131, which was introduced by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, would make undocumented students eligible for Cal Grants and some other financial aid from the state. The committee has until Aug. 26 to move the bill out of suspense. 

With a deadline hot on their tails, the Orange County Dream Team is pressuring lawmakers to move the bill out of suspense, holding press conferences and asking people to call their elected officials.

This morning, several undocumented students spoke to members of the community at a press conference at Los Amigos of Orange County's meeting in Anaheim. 

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Yesenia Capellino shares her story of being an undocumented student with members of Los Amigos of Orange County, like Jose Moreno, at a press conference.
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This fall, Yesenia Capellino, a 20-year-old undocumented student, plans to fulfill her "American dream," by transferring from Santa Ana College to UCLA and majoring in psychology. Capellino, originally from Bolivia, shared her story in hopes of getting what she calls "The real California DREAM Act" passed. She wiped tears from her eyes as she spoke of her mom -- who works numerous jobs -- and the sacrifice she's made. "I seek the day when I can tell her she doesn't need to work anymore," Capellino says. "I encourage you all to be proactive and also help us with our dreams."

Dr. Jose Moreno of Los Amigos, who was once undocumented himself, also spoke at the press conference. "Please pull AB 131 out of suspension, cause what you're really suspending are dreams." 

At the end of the press conference, one of the undocumented students asked everyone in the audience to call Senator Christine Kehoe, who chairs the Senate appropriations committee, and ask her to pull the bill from suspense. If you have an opinion on the issue, you can call Kehoe at (916) 651-4039.
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Davesially228
Davesially228

Tell Governor Brown To Veto The Dream Act AB 131 By Voting No! This Bill Would Allow CA. Taxpayers Money To Fund Free Grants For Illegal Aliens!Voice your opinion and cast your vote: •Gov Brown Opinion Poll Phone: 916-445-2841 •Press 1 for English •Then press 2 for casting a vote on legislation •Then press 1 for voting on The Dream Act Bill •Lastly, press 2 to vote in opposition of the DREAM ACT!That's it. It's all automated you don't have to talk to anyone. You may have to call several times if you get a busy signal, vote as many times as you can to get rid of this insane bill !!! Copy this and Email it to your friends so they do the same thing before he signs it into LAW !

Bob Gregan III
Bob Gregan III

Regulars may have noticed that there has been a nasty rumor circulating around OCWeekly lately, that anti racists are nothing more than:

"Brainwashed Genocidal Maniacs, obsessed with the genocide of the Whites race."

So now here is a chance for you anti-whites to prove us all wrong.

All you have to do is, put forward an argument that does not amount to GENOCIDE, against my race, the White race.

I will give one Rep. point to any anti-white who can do this, there may also be special mystery prizes for the best attempts.

There are only three competition Rules:

1. Simply saying things like; "I am against beating someone to death just because of their skin colour" will not be accepted because, any sane peo white would agree with you. (So that is not classed as a debate or argument)

2. Anti-whites of one nationality cannot say anything that contradicts anti-whites of a different nationality.

For Example:

An American anti-white cant say; "its OK for Whites to become a minority in the USA but not in Europe", because any European who is against Whites becoming a minority in Europe would be called a RACIST, by European anti-whites.

3. All posts must be on topic, ie. no posting about irrelevant subjects in order to avoid saying anything genocidal or racist against White people.

BTW. Any pro whites who want to join in the fun, and take up The Great Anti Racist Challenge are welcome........ (Note. Pro whites don't qualify for prizes)

So here is your big chance and GOOD LUCK, to all anti-whites. 

Marcus Tullius
Marcus Tullius

Asia for the Asians, Latino countries for Latinos, White countries for EVERYBODY

Nobody is calling for Mexico to be flooded with non-Mexicans, providing them all with free education and welfare, and calling Mexicans "racists" if they object.

No, but everybody thinks that all White countries, and ONLY White countries, should be forced to be flooded with tens of millions of non-Whites leading to Whites being blended out of existence.

If any White man objects, he is called a "racist" or "anaziwhowantstokill6millionjews".

It's Genocide.

Anti-racist is just a code word for anti-White

Paul
Paul

No one in my generation wants to work. They want the govt to take care of them. WE ARE BUMS. All these people have there heads in the clouds that we can take care of everyone. Well we cant, and when the state eventually goes broke from all its run away spending, you idiots will be the first in the streets protessting why the govt is now longer taking care of you,,,,,,,,cuz you broke the piggy bank duh

proteus371
proteus371

we do not any longer have the resources to be such a benevolent country, just do not have the tax base since we gave most all our jobs overseas and let the illegals sweep in and take the rest. the taxes we have left barely pay for their med care and free lunches for their kids, not to metion jail when they grow up and start selling drugs, gangbanging and such

proteus371
proteus371

Cant believe how stupid we are to have  illegal alien activist as law makers in this country . they do everything they can to tear down CA. why do we want or need to give our money to the poor beggers of other countries. , hell save them the trip and send the money to them, at least i would not have to see their crappy tp next to the toilet anymore !

JerryCurl
JerryCurl

Anyone has a chance in America. Thats what maked us the best country in the world

free ab 131
free ab 131

God, everyone here sounds like a 14 year old naive kid......grow up and educate yourselves about the dream act before you put something down that makes you sound like idiots.....

Mary Cohne
Mary Cohne

please explain kind sir

free ab 131
free ab 131

sorry Mary its just that does anyone care about my dream? I've been in the closet fro 10 yrs now. I'm so faggy even dudes from The Castro District beat me down. They can beat my face all they want but i always ake those tuff guys squirm with there meat rods in my mouth!

Mary Cohne
Mary Cohne

thats is inappropiate. I'm flagging you!

Jck_brt
Jck_brt

No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!

VoiceOfReason
VoiceOfReason

Another reward/incentive program for people currently here illegally and certainly will encourage more to breaking the law for these entitlement programs.   Article also fails to mention how these "illegal" students will be taking seats in the classes away from people that are here legally trying to get there education.......what about those legal citizen's "DREAM"???

mitch young
mitch young

the only good thing about these illegals Voice is that I can suck them off, let them rummage my cornhole than get ins on them to get them out of here.. am i right brotha? Toot it n boot it, on to the next meat rod that needs work

mitch young
mitch young

It's hilarious how, oh, probably 95% of the illegals in OC are Mexican, but the 'Dreamers' highlighted are almost always OTM 'Latinos'. There's a reason why the burro is a beloved symbol of Mexico.

The only bit of sympathy I have for this bint is that her country is now run by an indigenista who hates mestizo and European Bolivians, so much so that population, which dominates the eastern lowlands of the country, threatened to secede.

mitch young's pops
mitch young's pops

 You know whats really hillarious? The size of my son's penis. I for sure can say I'm average at 4.7 inches, but Mitch was blessed with much less measuring a tiny 3.25 inches. Wait wait, I know what you all are thinking.. How is he measuring this?? Well he tells me he measure from the back of his sack to the tip. His sack it about an 1.5 inches thick.. I'm not a math wiz so I'll let you all figure that one out.

mitch young
mitch young

stop dad.. i have friends in this computer world, not like real life dad. Besides if i meet new friends i can bring them home for you to finger. High 5 pops

mitch young's pops
mitch young's pops

your right son but we tried everything with you. Your mother and I are tired of your 42yr old virgin ass being home all day posting on blogs. I beat the shit out of you, i bought you a hooker, i even gave you a stranger so you could feel someone ele's hand on your penis. Your a panzy ass excuse for a man son and i'm very disapointed in you.

(le vrai) mitch young
(le vrai) mitch young

You guy(s?) have some serious issues -- perhaps a comments board isn't  the best place to work them out.

mitch young
mitch young

it ruined our whole friendship.. he thought you were going to overpower him cause i told how macho you were. your just a lil biotch like me

mitch young's pops
mitch young's pops

Fawk you son! Last time you brought over a friend he ended up fingering me.. dont you remember. Dude had hands the size of corn dogs. I might have had you bring him five six times, but I aint doing that no more.

liberals are hypocrites
liberals are hypocrites

to these wetbacks...forget the dream and stick to what you know best, cleaning toilets and washing cars..

guest
guest

while we do that... you keep being a lazy ass (it's what your kind do best)....ignorant trash

Geraldo Mardoukus
Geraldo Mardoukus

is that you Peter?? you little pendejo! you still owe me money for letting you watch me bang your mom. dude, moms was crazy for sure. she took a pounding and loved every minute of it. anyways, ill be at your house tomorrow to mow the lawn.. thanks Geraldo

liberals are hypocrites
liberals are hypocrites

Geraldo hey! I said wetbacks casue i know your Cuban. Dude let me know when your ready for another pound sessionon moms. She hasnt been the same since you grounded it and pounded it!

mitch young
mitch young

What a surprise, a supporter of illegals engages in virtual identity theft. Sad, just sad.

mitch young
mitch young

Geraldo, I told you i will pay you when i can. the last dude that came over pounded it like silly, went to town, had me upside down and ran our of town without paying me. I mean just cause you pounded me like a little rag doll doesnt mean you don't have to pay me.. some people are sooo rude. 

Mefartar
Mefartar

I am opposed to giving any type of aid to undocumented students.  Let's concentrate on getting our own documented students educated first.If an out of state student applied for college here in California they would pay considerably.  Same logic should apply.  If you apply for college here in California and you are undocumented you should be subject to the same fees as any other out of state visitor.

Anaa_Etheir
Anaa_Etheir

Excuse you ! Who are you to judge the undocumented people ? First of all the undocumented come here to get an education & all you do is say not to give me money to help them ? What a jerk. Look put yourself in there shoes & think if you were them without any documents you would try your hardest to get the best education & to past the second bill for the Dream Act, & they can do WAAAAYY ! better than you can Im for sure that undocumented students are smarter than the ones with documents.

Jack
Jack

Learn to spell and review your grammar and you will sound a lot smarter.

Null
Null

*I* was that out of state student. Did I pay considerably? Nope! Why, you ask? BECAUSE I WAS DENIED ADMISSION! HIGHLY RECRUITED ENGINEERING STUDENT, DENIED!!! WHY? TOO MANY STUDENTS. YEP, THE STATE "DIDN'T NEED" MY OUT OF STATE MONEY. UCLA CONFIRMED THAT IF I WERE A CA RESIDENT, NO PROBLEM. UNDOCUMENTED? NO PROBLEM. TRANSFER STUDENT FROM A TOP ENGINEERING SCHOOL? MUCHAS PROBLEMAS. Stupid state went bankrupt that next year, UCLA dropped majors and programs left and right. Tough to pay tuition with a pink slip, eh? The campus has never recovered. Impacted classes, faltering sports teams, weakened Greek system, increased crime on and off campus. Yum!

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

""I seek the day when I can tell her she doesn't need to work anymore," Capellino says."

Isn't that the Commie goal...the rich have their money distributed to the poor, and the gov't provides for all your needs.  Look Chica -- you can do whatever you want, but keep your hands OFF my money. 

GT5
GT5

20ft schmuck

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