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!!

Bobby
Bobby

Jerry Brown is a nation/state destroying asshole, as was his daddy and sister. I should know, I had to pay for him and his families leftist bullshit policies for years, like higher and higher taxes, even to support people that have no permission to be here. Fuck him, amigo and fuck you.

Bobby
Bobby

How about this thought John. I worked my way through college. I wasn't "given" anything, and neither were dozens of my buddies. What is so special about these people that they continuously need someone else to Pay for them? 

Jason
Jason

Agreed. I think that's why Senator Pearce here in Arizona pushed for and got passed SB1070.

Georgia and Alabama aren't too far behind. California should join us.

Airy
Airy

Unlike the poster Mistalee, HeSaid1 is telling the truth. 

Car_del99
Car_del99

Do you get paid to be stupid ?.....

Bobby
Bobby

"Aliens" ARE suppose to have diffuiculties. When you aren't a legal citizen or resident, your'e suppose to have difficulties. As for Americans sitting on their "welfare" assess, that's none of your f-ing business you arrogant clown. No wonder millions of Americans can't stand you a-holes.

Oppilk
Oppilk

If you want it so badly you are welcome to pay for it.

Airy
Airy

TOTALLY FALSE, is the idea that foreign nationals who entered this nation against its laws have any business here. Vamanos!!

Anycrew7971
Anycrew7971

Ozriris, you are wrong on all levels. With a matricula consular card, an illegal can apply for and recieve all the government assistance you deny, welfare, wic, footsteps, etc. Just because you lie and obfuscate facts does not mean your opinion has any merit. If my children have to pay out of state tuition to attend college out of state, then why would an illegal recieve discounted tuition for the same college?

Jason
Jason

They qualify for healthcare under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.  

Bobby
Bobby

The government illegaly gives them a tax number if they are working illegaly here. IF they drop a kid here, they get benefits for that anchor child, because they are now "anchored" here. They are illegal border criminals, that need to be kicked out on the fastest thing heading south. American citizens and legal residents owe them zero.

Bobby
Bobby

Yeah, AssHoles, like Mistalee, think everything should be given to someone free.

Airy
Airy

God, I'll second that, about California joining you guys/girls, but there would be more chance for a snowflake surviving hell, than the leftist controled capitol of Sacramento California doing anything about illegal aliens. It's a nice dream though.

Airy
Airy

I said a Word, one Word is all the wise need.I've given you a paragraph and you still don't understand, which makes you the unwise, or stupid.

Mistalee
Mistalee

 You and Airy are fucking idiots. Stop getting your information from Vdare and find out what is really going on.

Abrahamt11
Abrahamt11

@40c0d45dd9ccb8cd3276cebe8a56f1a8:disqus I don't know where you get your info, but the only thing the matricula card is good for is as an i.d. or opening a bank account and even maybe getting credit in furniture store and that's it. So quit giving false information...

windtalker
windtalker

Never let FACTS intrude on your demonetization of Latinos.

Airy
Airy

You are a liar.

Mistalee
Mistalee

"We have probably half of the illegals in the U.S."

So you're not even from Arizona, you're just another fucking Californio pissing in the soup.

Fuck off. 

Mistalee
Mistalee

"All I need to do is go to the emergency room, which I have done forseveral people (given them a ride) and seen the place flooded withillegal aliens YOU MORONIC LIAR."

Airy, you pathetic fucktard. You can't look at a room full of people and know their immigration status. You can know their skin color, form an idea of their ethnicity, and that's it. The fact that you look at an ER waiting room and assume that all who appear hispanic are illegal aliens shows what a bigot you are.

You should be ashamed. Unfortunately, you're too fucking stupid to feel ashamed.

Airy
Airy

Friend most Americans don't have a clue about how bad California has gotten because of illegal immigration. We have probably half of the illegals in the U.S.

Airy
Airy

I don't need to look any phony source you give me up. All I need to do is go to the emergency room, which I have done for several people (given them a ride) and seen the place flooded with illegal aliens YOU MORONIC LIAR.

Jason
Jason

I thought Cali was a part of the United States. When did all this happen?

Damn and to think I was planning a trip to California for a vacation...

Mistalee
Mistalee

They only listen to R.P?

Rand Paul? Ron Paul? Rue Paul? Racist Pricks? Rectal Polyps? 

Please be more specific.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Look up the law for yourself, fucktard. It's called EMTALA. I don't need to deal in bigotries; You're the one shielding your prejudice with your ignorance.

LOOK IT UP!

Airy
Airy

In California , not only can they open bank accounts they can get home loans. Will Arizona be the next state to continue the criminality?  

Airy
Airy

Facts. Your dealing in bigotries.

Car_del99
Car_del99

Please don't confuse these idiots with facts . they have their heads up each other asses they don't know anything else..These idiots only listen to R.P...These morons will stick  with idiots only...

Car_del99
Car_del99

don't use the bathroom too often..every time you do... part of your brain is being flushed

Mistalee
Mistalee

You want to know why the US economy has gone bust, check out the price tags for US military aggression in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Libya. Then check out the REAL price tag attached to the Wall Street "bailouts."

Immigrants paying or not paying taxes is like spitting in the ocean given the volume of our tax dollars pissed away on the military and given away to the likes of Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. http://www.youtube.co/watch?fe...

Mistalee
Mistalee

Google it, waterhead. Unless you are afraid that the facts will confound your bigotries.

Airy
Airy

Your'e a liar. Hospitals and emergency rooms are overcroweded with illegals and they have bankrupted hundreds of them because the government forces, ILLEGALLY, them to treat them. You are a liar.

Mistalee
Mistalee

The real point behind Obamacare is coerced participation in the for-profit health insurance racket, for which CIGNA, Aetna, Wellpoint etc. thank him.

The alleged point behind Obamacare was universal coverage. Universalin this case was a misapplied term, as undocumented immigrants will be one of a number of groups not covered.

The right wing has been talking stupid shit about Obamacare covering the undocumented, but then they've been raving about death panels and all sorts of other stupid shit regarding Obamacare as well.

This summary of who will remain uninsured under Obamacare's "universal coverage" is a good starting point. Obamacare will drop the percentage of uninsured US residents from 18 percent to eight percent, mas o menos, but it damned sure won't be universal coverage.

http://www.rwjf.org/coverage/p...

Jason
Jason

If the criminal illegals pay taxes, why can't Social Security checks be issued on August 3?

If we are to believe what you said, that the criminal illegals pay taxes, then there should be more money in federal coffers. What happened to all that money?

I get it: The corporations outsourced yet another American, who needs to pay his bills and contribute to society, for another criminal illegal who agreed to do the same job for less pay.

Jason
Jason

Doesn't Obamacare force the criminal illegals to get healthcare? I mean, that was the whole point behind the healthcare overhaul as touted by Obama.

Jason
Jason

Actually, to open a bank account, you need a SSN.

To apply for credit, even in a furniture store, you need a SSN.

The criminal illegals do not have a SSN. Therefore, they cannot open a bank account or apply for credit.

Mistalee
Mistalee

The hospital thing is such an urban legend.

No, undocumented immigrants don't get medicaid. And like any other uninsured, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) requires that if they present with an EMERGENCY medical condition (like a heart attack or a stroke or severe physical injury) that they not be discharged until their condition is stabilized. Not cured, stabilized. And it applies only to active labor and emergency medical conditions. Go there with chronic back pain, chronic renal failure, or for that matter cancer of the eyeballs and EMTALA does not apply, you will be turned away if you don't have insurance or cash. So all of the bullshit about how "illegals" go to the ER for colds or other routine medical care and get free treatment is horseshit. Pure horseshit.

Abrahamt11
Abrahamt11

@oppilk . Its not the illegals who receive this benefits its their US born children that receive them... And the hospitals well yeah because they don't have other means to get medical attention... The reason your children dont get instate tuition dont live in the state and this kids do.. Let me tell you many illegal immigrants do pay taxes and im not talking the tax from buying a soda but the same taxes every working American pay...

Oppilk
Oppilk

To add, if your illegal children spend 18 years in our country stealing education and other handouts, WHY do you not apply for citizenship? I know the process takes time, maybe a few years, but its inexcuseable to say within 18 years I didnt have time to do it?

Oppilk
Oppilk

wrong abraham  I have seen it in person getting foodstamps wic etc flooding our hospitals or any othr handouts.Dont believe me? try it for yourself. Do you remember prop187?  I do, please do some investigating of your own, the govt cannot deny public education or govt assistance to any person.again the REAL question to those who back this nightmare act.If my children have to pay out of state tuition to attend college out of state, then why would an illegal recieve discounted tuition for the same college? I pay taxes, and my family has for 3 generations. Why would someone who steals education, by not paying taxes, for their children deserve financial aid? Education is never free we taxpayers are paying for it!!!

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