DREAM Act-Lite Becomes California Law

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California passes its state's "DREAM Act"
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California Governor Jerry Brown did as promised during his 2010 gubernatorial campaign and signed his state's version of the DREAM Act on Monday.

Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, a Democrat from Los Angeles and author of the bill, has championed the pro-immigrant legislation since 2005. 

But ex-California governor and Guatemalan-immigrant-housekeeper-impregnator Arnold Schwarzenegger kept vetoing the bill.

The state's DREAM Act does not legalize an undocumented student's immigration status, but is more of a financial-eligibility law. 

In contrast, the federal DREAM Act would create a pathway to citizenship for those who continue onto higher education or join the military.

Starting next year, undocumented students in California will be able to tap into private funds used for their education. 

So if a California university or community college has private funds for students, an undocumented student will have the right to apply for those resources.

Not every undocumented student is satisfied with this version of the DREAM Act, even though it could lighten the financial burden for some undocumented students who wish to continue onto college.

Lizbeth Mateo, a 25-year-old undocumented alumnus from California State University, calls Cedillo's bill weak sauce.

"It was so watered down," Mateo complains.
She adds that while she was in school private money was already assisting in paying for her education. In other words, this bill only ensures that it is legal to fund an undocumented student's education with private funds.

In California undocumented students are allowed to pay in-state tuition, but are barred from state-funded scholarships.

"It's too soon to call it a celebration and it's too soon to call it a victory," Mateo declared.

Another piece of legislation, Assembly Bill 131 was cut from the one signed into law Monday, making it a separate proposal. It is still awaiting a vote in California's Legislature. 

"The real meat of the bill was removed," Mateo said.

AB 131 would allow undocumented students to apply for state-funded scholarships, essentially securing financial assistance for most low-income undocumented college students.

"That's the [real] bill that [activists] have been advocating for," Mateo explains. 

Arizona state Representative Catherine Miranda, a Phoenix Democrat, who attended the signing of the bill in California at her friend Cedillo's invitation, says that it's still an accomplishment to pass such legislation.

Miranda called it "a start," but said she  sympathizes with California DREAMers and understands why they don't agree with the bills being broken into two proposals.

"I can see why they would want [to pass AB 131] first," she admits.

Miranda is confident Cedillo won't let AB 131 die, considering that he's been fighting for the DREAM Act for years and promises AB 131 is next.

"From the discussions I've had [with Cedillo] it's going to pass," she assures. 

So what about an Arizona DREAM Act proposal?

"I'm definitely committed to proposing legislation like this," Miranda admits. "That's my commitment to our DREAMers... I will be proposing several [pieces of ] legislation [related to the] DREAM Act."

But considering that many Arizona politicians have been trying to rid the state of illegal immigrants, hiking tuition to purposely target them, proposing an Arizona DREAM Act may be as far as it gets in the state's Legislature.


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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High School.She was raised by her Grandmother who was a whore in Mexico. This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Lapreppy123
Lapreppy123

Arriba Jerry Brown!! Gracias... Thank-you for the Dream act signature.

John Meyer
John Meyer

Sorry Stephen, I have to go against this, just like I have to go against the DREAM Full act.  First off, the a state cutting breaks for illegal immigrants--and yes, I know, a lot of them weren't here of their own choice and I'm aware of the unjust pejoratives--while denying the same for American citizens who are out of state strikes me as a bit odd if not discriminatory.  Secondly, we're rewarding illegal immigrants with citizenship by having them perform another reward--going on to higher education.  I have no problem with rewarding people who serve in the armed forces, and if need be I would not be against this for people who perform public service in another less violent area, but I'm not for rewarding people for another reward that many don't enjoy in this country.

HeSaid1
HeSaid1

Please be aware that as per ILLEGAL ALIEN liberal rhetoric, AB 131 will assign more than grants after US citizens are taken care of.  There will plenty of other public funds made available to ILLEGAL ALIENS with this bill that is not mentioned in the liberal media.

Note:

Lori Nehzurah, Governmental Relations staff of the California Student Aid Commission, has been misquoted in perpetuating in this matter: EGPnews.com

"On behalf of the California Student Aid Commission, I am requesting a correction to a quote attributed to me, Lori Nezhura, Legislative Director for the California Student Aid Commission, in the “Trying to Keep the Dream Alive” article posted on July 14, 2011.It is imperative that your readers be informed that the number of High School Entitlement CalGrants and Transfer Entitlement Cal Grants are unlimited and available to all students meeting financial need, GPA, and other eligibility criteria. Therefore, if passed, Dream Act students will be able to receive these awards if they meet the same requirements.Conversely, the number of Competitive Cal Grants is limited. However, the billstipulates that Dream Act students may only receive one of these awards provided funds remain after all eligible non-AB 540 California residents are awarded. Since approximately only 1 in 10 eligible applicants currently receive a Competitive Cal Grant, it is likely that there will be no fiscal impact to the State with respect to this particular program."

So, where is this money supposed to come from? 

I am now voting Republican on every issue and candidate so that this can be repealed and deportations en masse may start.  We have allowed ourselves to be inundated with ILLEGAL ALIENS who take our jobs, ruined our education system by catering to them, and now, have pushed out LEGAL IMMIGRANTS and US CITIZENS from receiving their entitled share of these monies.  If AB 131 passes and gets signed, I fear that many people will not wait until the next election to rectify this self-hatred Californians seem to have for themselves and their own children.

Airy
Airy

California is a lost state. It is controled by reconquistas and Democrat Party traitors. It spends billions upon billions of dollars on illegal aliens while neglecting its own citizens welfare. Whatever state in the United States you belong to. AMERICANS, DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR STATE. Don't allow foreign nationas from one of the most corrupt nations in the world, to ruin your beautiful state. A word to the wise, is sufficient, while all the words in the world fall on deaf ears where the stupid are concerned. 

2011
2011

Just because illigal students want to go to school, People want to bitch. Most of them didnt even have the choice to come here. Most likely their parents brought them to the U.S. They had no option. Yet they went to school here and graduated and want to pursue their education and their dreams, like most Citizens. Which some of you dont even take advantage of what you guys have. You can go to school get an education without the the difficulties aliens have. Yet most of you sit on your ass and live of welfare. So think about it they're not doing wrong they just want to do what you guys dont.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

Either party, Democrat, Republican are completely ignorant or  justintentionally remain unconcerned about the massive expenditures forpandering to the illegal alien invasion. The federal debt ceiling andall 50 States have huge deficits from the illegal immigrationoccupation. Schools, health care and programs that is reducing Americato a pauper nation. You as the American people must start yelling atthe politicians in Washington, to demand they recognize that this issueis part of the discretionary spending. Only Rep. Michele Bachmann R-MN)Leader of the Tea Party Caucus, speaks out about this issue, witha conviction that this is part of our national issues. Bombard them withyou voices, tell them no Amnesty, No Immigration Reform, no Sanctuarycities or States and No Dream Acts.

 This needs to be repeated that When (Fair)analyzed the cost of illegal immigration and its nationwide deficit,they cameup with a stunning figure of $113 billion dollars annually, whileillegal alienrevenue to the government coffers was a total amount of $13Billiondollars andchange.Not included in these illegal foreign labors is wages leaving thecountry toforeign nations, estimated to be 46 Billion dollars? Our economy issinking andthe Obama administration is insisting on passage of another Amnestyfailure.Heritage Foundation has stated that cost for processing another Amnestyexpenditure is another 2.5 Trillion dollars,

Breakdown of revenue to supportillegal migrants and illegal immigrants.Federal Expenditures on Illegal Aliens

                                  Education Title 1 program $1,332,900,000                                  Migrant education program $236,900,000                                  Title 111 program $538,000,000 

EducationSubtotal $2,107,800,000

                                  Medical Emergency medical care$250,000,000                                  Fraudulent use of Medicaid$1,235,000,000                                  Medicaid cost of childbirth$1,238,100,000                                  Medicaid for children $1,626,800,000                                   other medical outlays$1,600,000,000  

Medical Subtotal $5,949,900,000  

Lawenforcement      Scaap compensation $330,000,000                                   Federal incarceration$678,400,000

                                   Byrne grants $24,300,000

                                   Detention and removal $2,545,000,000

                                   Project safe neighborhoods$39,500,000 

                                   Residual ice functions $2,824,000,000

                                   Exec. Office of immigration review$222,500,000

                                   Southwest border prosecution$33,000,000

                                   National Guard $642,000,000

                                   Coast Guard$500,000,000                   

LawEnforcement Subtotal $7,838,700,000 

Publicassistance       Freeand reduced meal program $2,264,600,000                                   Temporary assist. Needy families$1,030,000,000                                    Housing assistance programs $637,000,000                                    Childcare & development fund $633,000,000                                    Public Assistance Subtotal$4,564,600,000

Generalexpenditures $8,184,400,000

                                TOTAL $28B, 645,400,000

State/LocalExpenditures on IllegalAliens ($ M)

Alabama$298 Illinois $4B,592Montana $32 Rhode Island $278Alaska $139 Indiana $608 Nebraska $262 S. Carolina $391Arizona $2B,569 Iowa $350 Nevada $1B,191 S. Dakota $33Arkansas $244 Kansas $442 New Hampshire $123 Tennessee $547California $21B,756 Kentucky $280 New Jersey $3B,478 Texas $8,878Colorado $1,451 Louisiana $224 New Mexico $608 Utah $453Connecticut $957 Maine $41 New York $9B,479 Vermont $38Wash D.C. $312 Maryland $1B,724 N. Carolina $2B,063 Virginia $1B,905Delaware $305 Massachusetts. $1B, 862 N. Dakota $32 Washington State $1B, 510;  Florida $5B,463 Michigan $929, Ohio $563 W. Virginia. $31; Georgia $2B; 399 Minnesota, $744 Oklahoma $465 Wisconsin $883.Hawaii $155 Mississippi. $106 Oregon $705 Wyoming $51, Idaho $188 Missouri $338,Penn. $1B,378

                               STATE AND MUNICIPAL TOTAL $83B,851

RECEIPTSFROM ILLEGAL ALIENS

 Categoryfederal                                                                            State/local

Income-$2,302,800,000                                                                  $244,200,000Social security $7,000,000,000Medicare tax $1,637,100,000Excise and miscellaneous $2,489,700,000Employer (FUTA & income) $632,600,000                                                                                   Property tax $1,378,000,000                                                                                          Sales tax $2,333,000,000

If you as a taxpayerwants to keep paying financial support for 20 million illegal aliensoutlaws, then you deserve higher taxes and loss of jobs. Read theprojections of future years if our borders remain unsecured, or notracking system for 40 percent of visa over stays, who disappear andall take American workers jobs. Go to the Heritage Foundation website,NumbersUSA or Judicial Watch and read for the dollar figures that willturn your stomach sour. This is a patriotic chance to help your fellowjobless countryman byCalling House Leadership NOW Call the Capitol Switchboard at202-224-3121

COPY THIS INFORMATION AND DISTRIBUTE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Oziris SV
Oziris SV

FIRST OF ALL...ILLEGAL ALIENS DO NOT QUALIFY FOR ANY TYPE OF WELFARE AID OR FOOD STAMPS OR HEALTH CARE. YOU ARE WRONG!! THEY CANT GET AID BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A SOCIAL!!! AND CA NOT GET A SOCIAL UNLESS U HAVE BEEN MARRIED WITH A US CITIZEN AND STILL U HAVE TO PAY A FINE...OR BY A CLOSE RELATIVE..BUT STILL HAVE TO PAY A FINE..AND NO THEY CANT GET A DRIVERS LICENSE  BECAUSE LIKE I SAID BEFORE U NEED A SOCIAL TO GET ONE AND U CAN NOT GET A JOB LEAGLLY HERE UNLESS IT HAS TO DO WITH PICKING FRUITS AND THE SAME VEGETABLES U PUT ON YOUR TABLE...AND WE CAN NOT GET CRIDIT CARDS..EVERYTHING U HAVE SAID IS FALSE BESIDES THE FREE EDUCATION!!

Oziris SV
Oziris SV

FIRST OF ALL...ILLEGAL ALIENS DO NOT QUALIFY FOR ANY TYPE OF WELFARE AID OR FOOD STAMPS OR HEALTH CARE. YOU ARE WRONG!! THEY CANT GET AID BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A SOCIAL!!! AND CA NOT GET A SOCIAL UNLESS U HAVE BEEN MARRIED WITH A US CITIZEN AND STILL U HAVE TO PAY A FINE...OR BY A CLOSE RELATIVE..BUT STILL HAVE TO PAY A FINE..AND NO THEY CANT GET A DRIVERS LICENSE  BECAUSE LIKE I SAID BEFORE U NEED A SOCIAL TO GET ONE AND U CAN NOT GET A JOB LEAGLLY HERE UNLESS IT HAS TO DO WITH PICKING FRUITS AND THE SAME VEGETABLES U PUT ON YOUR TABLE...AND WE CAN NOT GET CRIDIT CARDS..EVERYTHING U HAVE SAID IS FALSE BESIDES THE FREE EDUCATION!!

spazzman
spazzman

If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor. If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely. If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot. If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed. If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again. If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed. If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot. If you cross the U.S. . Border illegally you get: 1 - a job, 2 - a drivers license, 3 - social security card, 4 - welfare, 5 - food stamps, 6 - credit cards 7 - subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house, 8 - free education, 9 - free health care, 10 - a lobbyist in Washington 11 - billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language 12 - and the right to carry your country's flag while you protest that you don't get enough respect I just wanted to make sure I had a firm grasp on the situation...

HeSaid1
HeSaid1

This action only shows that Middle Class US citizens and LEGAL immigrants are not important to the Democratic Party in California.  Already, white middle class men are leaving the Democratic Party, and with this, more will follow.  If AB 131 passes and gets signed, this will insure the beginning of the end of the Dem Party in California and will bring on austere measures against the ILLEGAL ALIEN population with a thorough Republican regime.

Say, Bye-bye, to your freebies.

taxpayer
taxpayer

Stop giving away our country.Plus our tax dollars. When American's are against it. They demand and whine and think we owe them more freebies. We are a broke state. From all the handouts politician's handout for votes.Totally unfair to reward any lawbreaker's. Millions more will come.

Art32
Art32

Our prayers go out to you Arizona dreamers! Never give up on yourself!

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