California DREAM Act Passes First Hurdle in State Legislature

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SACRAMENTO -- The California DREAM Act passed the assembly's Higher Education Committee Tuesday in a vote of 6 to 2, clearing its first hurdle on the way to the governor's desk. 

The measure would allow undocumented immigrants who graduate from a California high school to qualify for college scholarships and financial aid. During his campaign for governor last year, Gov. Jerry Brown promised to sign the bill into law. A similar measure was vetoed three times by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hundreds of students from across the state testified before the state legislature in support of the California DREAM Act. Community leaders also voiced their support for the measure, including Dolores Huerta of United Farm Workers (UFW), Nativo López of the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), and representatives of the California Catholic Conference.

 

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Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Where the #ell do they think this money is coming from???!? Obama's endless wallet?! California is already screwed as it is, what is anyone even thinking with this!?!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

I AM SHOCKED!!!! WHAT ABOUT THE AMERICAN CHILDREN WANTING A HIGHER EDUCATION??? I HAVE ONE DAUGHTER IN CSFU WHO IS HAVING A SEVERE HARDSHIP AND IS UNABLE TO PAY FOR HER EDUCATION. HER FATHER SPENT 23 YEARS IN THE MILITARY, AND AFTER HIS TOUR IN IRAQ HAD TO RETIRE BECAUSE OF A STRESS DISORDER. 28 DAY'S TOO EARLY TO TRANSFER HIS GI BENEFITS TO HIS DAUGHTERS. WE ARE LOSING OUR HOME, OUR CREDIT IS SHOT AND CANNOT GET A STUDENT LOAN BECAUSE OF IT. OUR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER WELL BE GRADUATING IN MAY AND WOULD LIKE A HIGHER EDUCATION. SHE HAS TO GO TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE BECAUSE WE CANNOT AFFORD A UNIVERSITY. WE NEED TO TAKE A STAND JUST LIKE ARIZONA HAS. IM SICK AND ON THE VERGE OF A HEART ATTACK! SHAME ON YOU BROWN. ARE YOU DOING THIS BECAUSE YOU FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR SERVENTS CHILDREN? WE THE PEOPLE VOTED NOT TO HAVE THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN OUR SCHOOLS. KEEP SUPPORTING THEM AND THEY WELL OVERFLOW OUR COUNTRY MORE THEN THEY ALREADY HAVE. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS TURNING INTO A NIGHTMARE.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

So the children of California's families that have lived here for generations and whose families have supported the higher education system in the state through taxation over the years now have to compete with people who shouldn't even be here in the first place?

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

American children wanting a higher education should seek it themselves. It's called a job. Plenty of people go to school and work at the same time. Don't act like undocumented students are the parasites of the community when I hear students using their financial aid checks on things that do not pertain to school at all.

Going to a community college is nothing to be ashamed of. It's a cheaper alternative before transferring to a four year institution.

I thought the American Dream was to work hard and get rewarded for it. I didn't know that taking hand outs from the government and taking the easy road was a part of it.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

American children wanting a higher education should seek it themselves. It's called a job. Plenty of people go to school and work at the same time. Don't act like undocumented students are the parasites of the community when I hear students using their financial aid checks on things that do not pertain to school at all.

Going to a community college is nothing to be ashamed of. It's a cheaper alternative before transferring to a four year institution. The first two years of your education is spent on attaining GE credits, which can be taken at a community college, anyways.

I thought the American Dream was to work hard and get rewarded for it. I didn't know that taking hand outs from the government and taking the easy road was a part of it.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

We cannot afford the costs associated with the California Dream Act, which would aid the tens of thousands of undocumented college students who currently attend California universities and community colleges. But the even larger problem is it would greatly increase the number of undocumented who could afford to go, thereby increasing applications and future illegal immigration EXPONETIALLY.

Right now, full tuition is granted for having low income regisitered on the student's parents' valid social security numbers. If the student's parents' don't have valid social security numbers, no income is registered. That means virtually 100% of undocumented students would qualify for full financial aid, even if their undocumented income exceeds that of a citizen student's family income deemed ineligible because of their documented income.

The California Dream Act = California citizens pay tax to educate the entire global community and learn to adapt to their customs and love it or leave.

There is no way this plan could work. It is fiscal insanity.

How many would apply given a guarantee of full tuition -- millions!!! The airplanes can't fly into LAX fast enough.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Plain and simple. Because undocumented students pay tuition fees and universities use these fees to create a fund or a "pool" of money by which the schools can provide their own scholarships, undocumented students have a right to COMPETE (SUPER EMPHASIS ADDED) for these scholarships.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Correction, there is lack of information as to wheter they pay taxes or not. The State, like the I.R.S do collect taxes from their parents, this is one of the primary requirements for immigration status adjustment. The catch is that they are not entitled to receiving money back due to their immigration status. Where does the money go? the Gov. is keeping the money. The truth is that some of their money is holding the social security agency from collapsing. Now no matter, what your status is? we all pay taxes including when we buy things, buy cars, etc.
These kids deserve an opportunity and their parents have paid like we do. You need to see the big picture, there needs to be a immigration reform that once and for all for fixes the current broken system, enforces security and imposes the e-verified system once we are able to adjust certain immigrants legal status.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Maybe if the girl in cal sf would be smart she would be getting scholarships.....thats actually how everyone parts for college lady......except she had fafsa which me as a taxpayer paid for....your welcome....so if you dont mind I would like to get benefit by what I paid for as well....

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

How can Brown justify cutting education and college budgets and laying off teachers and then turnaround and support the California DREAM Act for illegal immigrants. If passed, undocumented students are not required to attend a California high school for 3 years to receive California financial aid. They can qualify by obtaining a G.E.D. even if they did not attend high school. Governor Moonbeam wants to give money to undocumented students who do not pay income taxes. We need to educate California and US citizens who want a college degree, who struggle to fund their education among inceases in tuition. Why increase tuition to turn around and give it to undocumented students who will not be able to enter the workforce when they graduate. Isn't this putting the cart before the horse? It now takes over 4 years to get a college degree due to budget cuts and cuts in classes not to mention increase class size. Don't ask the students for support of which many are either illegal or do not understand the ramifications of ab 130 and ab 131. The taxpayers of California are against these bills including democrats such as myself.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

How can Brown justify cutting education and college budgets and laying off teachers and then turnaround and support the California DREAM Act for illegal immigrants. If passed, undocumented students are not required to attend a California high school for 3 years to receive California financial aid. They can qualify by obtaining a G.E.D. even if they did not attend high school. Governor Moonbeam wants to give money to undocumented students who do not pay income taxes. We need to educate California and US citizens who want a college degree, who struggle to fund their education among inceases in tuition. Why increase tuition to turn around and give it to undocumented students who will not be able to enter the workforce when they graduate. Isn't this putting the cart before the horse? It now takes over 4 years to get a college degree due to budget cuts and cuts in classes not to mention increase class size. Don't ask the students for support of which many are either illegal or do not understand the ramifications of ab 130 and ab 131. The taxpayers of California are against these bills including democrats such as myself.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Go to your IRS office and ask for the ITIN number for taxes, that's the way ILLEGAL immigrants pay income taxes, their money is used for the legal immigrants and citizens benefits i.e. Social Security, FAFSA, Cal grants, etc. Yet, they get no part of it, illegal students cannot apply for federal or sate aid because a Social Security number is always required and even though they are contributing by paying, even if residence tuition, yet this money goes to all the students who are "low income" who instead of using it for classes get ~$4000 at a Community College per semester when tuition is about $500 for a full semester, plus they will not even pay that thanks to the Governor's Fee Waiver in CA for example. So, I am left wondering what do they spend $8000 on per year when they are supposedly low income. So please, before anyone comments on !what a drain undocumented immigrants are on the system! get the facts and just wonder if the economy would even survive if everyone was getting paid more than the minimum as immigrants do. If you say your student cannot get financial aid, look for other sources THEY EXIST!, and probably if you get informed a bit more you will see that anyone in the U.S with a LEGAL status CAN get an education, but of course, why would anyone who is not a citizen get any more education than the needed to clean our floors or babysit right?!!!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

its funny how all these people are accusing immigrants of A) taking scholarships or B) not belonging here.... but they what they need to realize is that A) with this new bill if your kid is smarter and more deserving than the rest then they will get the scholarship regardless of who they are, are they scarred that their legal kids who are born with every possible advantage in comparison to these immigrant kids who didnt have a say to come to this country and had to adapt to it plus live in fear will still achieve more than their kid? and B) if you were to read a history book that is unbiased you would see that the only reason california is part of the united states is because of some misguided belief that the american people were superior to everyone else and that gave them the right to take lands away from people who were here THOUSANDS of years before... so if you think living here a generation is a lot try living here so long you cant even remember

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Why doesn't your daughter apply for scholarships? It's easy to point fingers and blame others but ask yourself.. Why is your credit bad? Don't blame illegals for you loosing your home or your credit.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Some of these ignorant comments make me laugh. These people pay taxes. To qualify they need to show tax forms. To the first post, these kids are as guilty of their situation as your daughter is of hers, none at all. Plus these kids will be held to the same standards when considered for financial aid, bad credits core or bad taxes equals none. Arizona's economy is falling faster then we can blink. Sure they control the state with fear tactics and discrimination against anyone that looks Hispanic, but that state is going to hit bottom low in it's deficit at this pace. Also, in California a large chunk of voters are Hispanic so an Arizona-like law will never pass. Why do you think Meg Whitman had the most humiliating defeat in all the elections.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Some of these ignorant comments make me laugh. These people pay taxes. To qualify they need to show tax forms. To the first post, these kids are as guilty of their situation as your daughter is of hers, none at all. Plus these kids will be held to the same standards when considered for financial aid, bad credits core or bad taxes equals none. Arizona's economy is falling faster then we can blink. Sure they control the state with fear tactics and discrimination against anyone that looks Hispanic, but that state is going to hit bottom low in it's deficit at this pace. Also, in California a large chunk of voters are Hispanic so an Arizona-like law will never pass. Why do you think Meg Whitman had the most humiliating defeat in all the elections. If he fails to pass this law Brown will lose the Hispanic vote and consequently lose the next elections.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Those who oppose legislations like this one don't see how hard undocumented students life go through. Many American student use their financial aid to buy things for themselves or spend it on buying cars. Some just receive the money then drop out, but they continue getting money from the government.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

dnt try to blame illegals or find someone or something to blame it on..the money comes from the taxes they pay..cz they do pay taxes..with fake social securities that they get in which they are able to work..i could say more but ill rather not..DREAM ACT NOW!...

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

I dislike all the negativity! Has anyone thought of the number of people that would take the opportunity to go to college and thus leave the gang life or not pursue one because they feel trapped , thus cleaning up the communities? No, all people think of is money.

Guess what ignorant borderline brain dead people, they pay taxes as well. They purchase food, clothes, etc in AMERICAN stores! They contribute to the AMERICAN economy. If it was not for them, the AMERICAN economy would be at an even worse stage. But lets think of your food on your plate. Vegetables and fruits. Yeah those. I have yet to see ONE AMERICAN to take pleasure in picking fruits and vegetables. Also, maids, hmmmmmm it seems to me that this country is full of lazy people who cry at the thought of picking up a broom or sponge. How sad!!!

I first hand know the struggle. I appreciate the value of a dollar. I am blessed for what I have, therefore I help others. I have yet to meet an American to do as much community service as I do without having to be forced or told to. I pay for my own education. The broken immigration system has left me unprotected although I applied for a legal status 19 years ago! Immigration waits till my petitioner dies to send me the next steps. THAT IS FUCKED! Yet I follow the law, I do not drive or work. And no I am not on welfare, unlike my blond hair blue eyed American born perfectly capable of working cousin. In fact most of illegals do not receive government aid such as welfare in fear that somehow they will be deported. They are scared and live in FEAR but it is better than where they come from. They want the life you want/have. The want a bright future for their children. Those that sound familiar. They are just like you except they under grave circumstances they were forced to migrate to WORK HARD to build their AMERICAN DREAM.

Last but not least just to give you some thought. What if one day, God forbid, your child or other family member gets kidnapped and an illegal just happened to see the kidnappers face. For fear of deportation, that illegal will debate for hours whether to report the incident. I would do it in a heart beat but others might not be willing to help because they too fear for their own lives. Would you be grateful of that illegal coming forth risking it all just to save you family? Ponder please.

If you go to church, or believe in some sort of GOD and you have issues with the DREAM Act or any help to those that need it, you need to re-evaluate your belief because I think you are worshiping the wrong person. Perhaps Satan is more your style. He is heartless. Practice what you preach. God have mercy on your souls full of hate, racism, laziness.

God Bless the people for and against the DREAM Act, and God Bless America.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

I dislike all the negativity! Has anyone thought of the number of people that would take the opportunity to go to college and thus leave the gang life or not pursue one because they feel trapped , thus cleaning up the communities? No, all people think of is money.

Guess what ignorant borderline brain dead people, they pay taxes as well. They purchase food, clothes, etc in AMERICAN stores! They contribute to the AMERICAN economy. If it was not for them, the AMERICAN economy would be at an even worse stage. But lets think of your food on your plate. Vegetables and fruits. Yeah those. I have yet to see ONE AMERICAN to take pleasure in picking fruits and vegetables. Also, maids, hmmmmmm it seems to me that this country is full of lazy people who cry at the thought of picking up a broom or sponge. How sad!!!

I first hand know the struggle. I appreciate the value of a dollar. I am blessed for what I have, therefore I help others. I have yet to meet an American to do as much community service as I do without having to be forced or told to. I pay for my own education. The broken immigration system has left me unprotected although I applied for a legal status 19 years ago! Immigration waits till my petitioner dies to send me the next steps. THAT IS FUCKED! Yet I follow the law, I do not drive or work. And no I am not on welfare, unlike my blond hair blue eyed American born perfectly capable of working cousin. In fact most of illegals do not receive government aid such as welfare in fear that somehow they will be deported. They are scared and live in FEAR but it is better than where they come from. They want the life you want/have. The want a bright future for their children. Those that sound familiar. They are just like you except they under grave circumstances they were forced to migrate to WORK HARD to build their AMERICAN DREAM.

Last but not least just to give you some thought. What if one day, God forbid, your child or other family member gets kidnapped and an illegal just happened to see the kidnappers face. For fear of deportation, that illegal will debate for hours whether to report the incident. I would do it in a heart beat but others might not be willing to help because they too fear for their own lives. Would you be grateful of that illegal coming forth risking it all just to save you family? Ponder please.

If you go to church, or believe in some sort of GOD and you have issues with the DREAM Act or any help to those that need it, you need to re-evaluate your belief because I think you are worshiping the wrong person. Perhaps Satan is more your style. He is heartless. Practice what you preach. God have mercy on your souls full of hate, racism, laziness.

God Bless the people for and against the DREAM Act, and God Bless America.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

I dislike all the negativity! Has anyone thought of the number of people that would take the opportunity to go to college and thus leave the gang life or not pursue one because they feel trapped , thus cleaning up the communities? No, all people think of is money.

Guess what ignorant borderline brain dead people, they pay taxes as well. They purchase food, clothes, etc in AMERICAN stores! They contribute to the AMERICAN economy. If it was not for them, the AMERICAN economy would be at an even worse stage. But lets think of your food on your plate. Vegetables and fruits. Yeah those. I have yet to see ONE AMERICAN to take pleasure in picking fruits and vegetables. Also, maids, hmmmmmm it seems to me that this country is full of lazy people who cry at the thought of picking up a broom or sponge. How sad!!!

I first hand know the struggle. I appreciate the value of a dollar. I am blessed for what I have, therefore I help others. I have yet to meet an American to do as much community service as I do without having to be forced or told to. I pay for my own education. The broken immigration system has left me unprotected although I applied for a legal status 19 years ago! Immigration waits till my petitioner dies to send me the next steps. THAT IS FUCKED! Yet I follow the law, I do not drive or work. And no I am not on welfare, unlike my blond hair blue eyed American born perfectly capable of working cousin. In fact most of illegals do not receive government aid such as welfare in fear that somehow they will be deported. They are scared and live in FEAR but it is better than where they come from. They want the life you want/have. The want a bright future for their children. Those that sound familiar. They are just like you except they under grave circumstances they were forced to migrate to WORK HARD to build their AMERICAN DREAM.

Last but not least just to give you some thought. What if one day, God forbid, your child or other family member gets kidnapped and an illegal just happened to see the kidnappers face. For fear of deportation, that illegal will debate for hours whether to report the incident. I would do it in a heart beat but others might not be willing to help because they too fear for their own lives. Would you be grateful of that illegal coming forth risking it all just to save you family? Ponder please.

If you go to church, or believe in some sort of GOD and you have issues with the DREAM Act or any help to those that need it, you need to re-evaluate your belief because I think you are worshiping the wrong person. Perhaps Satan is more your style. He is heartless. Practice what you preach. God have mercy on your souls full of hate, racism, laziness.

God Bless the people for and against the DREAM Act, and God Bless America.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

stop hating on what you WHITE IGNORANT PIECE OF SHITT haters call illegal immigrants. im white too but im educated and know better than to put myself so low like the many racist bastards who hate on NON whites.. you make the white community( which includes ME) look bad!! you make us look so ignorant!!!!!! stop the stupidity!!! we ourselves weren't originally from here. native americans were here first. we had to go across a DAMM ocean to get here!!!!! mexico actually owned California and a bunch of the south-western states of present day USA.. Mexicans lived in California before we white folks came and took California and other states with THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE.. stop being so damm ignorant white people!! stop being idiots!! get the fuck off your high horse!! we just have a lighter pigmentation on our skin, that doesn't make us any better than anyone else in this world!!!!! we are actually shitty people for not having such nice family values like latinos and asians do!! we have a greater percentage of us who send our parents to retirement homes while latinos and asians do what they can with the LITTLE that they have to care for their family.. we are so individualistic and only think about ourselves, no deep family love, no RESPECT, no humbleness.. I do my best to respect anyone no matter what ethnicity, yet we have thousands of ignorant whites that have NO heart..

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

stop hating on what you WHITE IGNORANT PIECE OF SHITT haters call illegal immigrants. im white too but im educated and know better than to put myself so low like the many racist bastards who hate on NON whites.. you make the white community( which includes ME) look bad!! you make us look so ignorant!!!!!! stop the stupidity!!! we ourselves weren't originally from here. native americans were here first. we had to go across a DAMM ocean to get here!!!!! mexico actually owned California and a bunch of the south-western states of present day USA.. Mexicans lived in California before we white folks came and took California and other states with THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE.. stop being so damm ignorant white people!! stop being idiots!! get the fuck off your high horse!! we just have a lighter pigmentation on our skin, that doesn't make us any better than anyone else in this world!!!!! we are actually shitty people for not having such nice family values like latinos and asians do!! we have a greater percentage of us who send our parents to retirement homes while latinos and asians do what they can with the LITTLE that they have to care for their family.. we are so individualistic and only think about ourselves, no deep family love, no RESPECT, no humbleness.. I do my best to respect anyone no matter what ethnicity, yet we have thousands of ignorant whites that have NO heart..

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Californians, didn't you this was coming when you voted same bunch of dems to their offices last November?

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Californians, didn't you this was coming when you voted same bunch of dems to their offices last November?

michael

Posted Mar 16 2011

white people stop being so damm ignorant.. we crossed a FUCKING ocean to get here!! California along with a bunch of other western states used to belong to mexico.. mexicans were here before us. stop making the WHITE race seem so cold hearted and stupid!!!! get the fuck off your high horse, just because we have a lighter skin pigmentation doesnt mean that we are any better than anyone else!!! we are actually the sorriest and shady-est people on this planet.. we have no where near the same passionate love for our fam and family values as do latinos and asians. we send our parents away to retirement homes while latinos and asians and other ethnic groups do what they can with the little that they have.. respect people.. stop being idiots... RESPECT RESPECT RESPECT..

michael

Posted Mar 16 2011

white people stop being so damm ignorant.. we crossed a FUCKING ocean to get here!! California along with a bunch of other western states used to belong to mexico.. mexicans were here before us. stop making the WHITE race seem so cold hearted and stupid!!!! get the fuck off your high horse, just because we have a lighter skin pigmentation doesnt mean that we are any better than anyone else!!! we are actually the sorriest and shady-est people on this planet.. we have no where near the same passionate love for our fam and family values as do latinos and asians. we send our parents away to retirement homes while latinos and asians and other ethnic groups do what they can with the little that they have.. respect people.. stop being idiots... RESPECT RESPECT RESPECT..

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

This is awesome! I truly believe this is a right move for California and the rest of the country should follow. I agree " America look at the big picture" if we would legalize all the undocumented workers here that are working, pay taxes, and/or purchase properties, vehicles, open businesses and that have a clean record., why not??? On top of it when they apply for legal status up the fees or make them pay a fee, or if they ever received state help of any kind they should have to pay it back. Imagine all the money, this alone would get America financially back on track in a minute. Believe me when I tell you they HAVE the money and if not banks would beg them to take out a loan. I know many many many immigrants would love to pay any fee if it meant receiving their legal status. C'mon America this would mean they would stop sending all their money back to their country and they would spend it here.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Some of these comments are funny and show that people speak before thinking. The bill requires them to show that there parents have paid taxes before they qualify so stop pointing fingers to immigrants for losing your home and having bad credit. The reason the state is in bad shape is because of stupid politician not knowing how to budget money wisely or tackle situations correctly. Grow up and learn the facts

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

Some of these comments are funny and show that people speak before thinking. The bill requires them to show that there parents have paid taxes before they qualify so stop pointing fingers to immigrants for losing your home and having bad credit. The reason the state is in bad shape is because of stupid politician not knowing how to budget money wisely or tackle situations correctly. Grow up and learn the facts

Anonymous

Posted Mar 16 2011

I agree with ^^^^!
it's not the immigrants fault that Americans have bad credit.perhaps If u guys knew how to manage your own money then this wouldnt happen. Citizens are already given the opportunity to become successful. If a parent can't send their kid to a 4 year university then that shouldn't be ur problem. Citizens have access to GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and LOANS. Only those who prove to have the motivation to go to college should be the ones to go just like the undomented students. Either way im sure that within years, there will be an immigration reform and all of those oppose it will have to deal with it. Without immigrants, the economy would crumble then china will come to power. is that what all americans want? NO I don't think so!!
One last thing. VIVA LA RAZA!!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 17 2011

A TIN is how all this illegals pay income taxes, also everytime this illegals buy in California stores they get charged 9.75% like everyone else. And yet people believe that the illegals don't pay taxes. Also I know for a fact that many students which all have to be legal to do this, attend or sign up for classes in community colleges and as soon as they get their financial aid money they drop the classes or stop attending and still keep the money. It seem really unfair that the parents of the illegal students pay taxes but yet their children can't get help to get a higher education. I just wonder in what way is California going to waste the money they collect from this illegals.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 17 2011

A TIN is how all this illegals pay income taxes, also everytime this illegals buy in California stores they get charged 9.75% like everyone else. And yet people believe that the illegals don't pay taxes. Also I know for a fact that many students which all have to be legal to do this, attend or sign up for classes in community colleges and as soon as they get their financial aid money they drop the classes or stop attending and still keep the money. It seem really unfair that the parents of the illegal students pay taxes but yet their children can't get help to get a higher education. I just wonder in what way is California going to waste the money they collect from this illegals.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 17 2011

I agree with ^^^^!
it's not the immigrants fault that Americans have bad credit.perhaps If u guys knew how to manage your own money then this wouldnt happen. Citizens are already given the opportunity to become successful. If a parent can't send their kid to a 4 year university then that shouldn't be ur problem. Citizens have access to GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and LOANS. Only those who prove to have the motivation to go to college should be the ones to go just like the undomented students. Either way im sure that within years, there will be an immigration reform and all of those oppose it will have to deal with it. Without immigrants, the economy would crumble then china will come to power. is that what all americans want? NO I don't think so!!
One last thing. VIVA LA RAZA!!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 17 2011

Wow I'm ashamed to see what some so called Americans have to say. To start off america didnt we move past slavery? (servants) ok not cool on your behalf. Listen people by giving this oportunity to kids of immigrant pearents that were brought here against there will they will be able to come out of the shadows. We are a country of diverse backrounds and this is just another struggle in the path of unification of our country. I approve what the governor is doing and i congradulate him in the end its the right decision. Schoolarships are won and earned so if u get one no matter who u are then u deserve it. Now our country needs more money flow; dont you guys think thay this law will cost money to those who want to get helped. Lawyers will make money goverment will make money and there on. It is sad to hear all these negative comments but in the end they are here and its imposible to get rid of them. In the end there here to stay so lets just make it legal and make them pay taxes who knows maybe thanks to them paying taxes we can get our economy back on track.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 17 2011

This is wrong on every level. Our schools are over crowded under financed today and would be the 1st place to do cut backs by stopping the free education for illegals. This is crazy everybody is getting cut backs except the illegals.
This is a Shame!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 18 2011

California is just giving away more tax money that they don't even have to people who don't even deserve it. Illegal aliens can't get jobs when they graduate. They should return home, get educated in their own country and either solve their own country's problems or apply to return to the US legally.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 18 2011

I would just like to say to all those referring to Americans' "bad credit" as the reason they can't get their child's school paid for. My mom is a single hard-working nurse, but she made just enough that based on the FAFSA, the government saw me as not needing help. I was working anyway, so I worked and loaned myself through college. It has nothing to do with credit. But there is something very wrong with the idea that undocumented immigrants - not citizens of the United States - get a larger chunk of financial aid money from the government than the citizens. It's not racist, it's not hatred - it's just not right. What part of "illegal" immigrant doesn't sink in. I'm all about them getting documented and immigrating legally and going to school. That excites me. But they have no right to government funds if they are not a citizen with a real social security number. As a recent college student that worked her butt off to put herself through school, it was ridiculous. My school alone - in the Midwest, mind you - had approximately 27 scholarships for minorities and 8 for non-minorities. You hear all the talk about equality - well that's certainly not it.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 18 2011

Non-citizens getting Citizen money for College that already Citizens can't afford? Who'd a thunk it!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 19 2011

First of all, this report, whom ever wrote it, is not even well written. By passing the DREAM ACT, undocumented students ARE NOT ALLOWED to receive federal education grants (which means, not eligible for FAFSA). What the DREAM ACT is, if you actually read the act itself, is to give conditional lawful permanent resident status to undocumented students that entered the US before the age of 16, have been in the US for at least 5 years, and have earned a high school diploma or GED. This conditional residency will allow these undocumented students the opportunity to get a job, join the military, or be able to apply for loans and scholarships (scholarships are earned and given to those who deserve them on specific criteria, so you compete for them) when entering higher education. After 6 years of conditional residency, these students can apply for permanent residency but only after completing at least 2 years of higher education or has served the armed forces for at least 2 years. There's many conditions to follow through and they seem reasonable to me. To me, the DREAM ACT is saying that they are giving undocumented students, who were brought here against their will, the opportunity to become residents (and citizens in a future) based on their hard work when pursuing an education but with CONDITIONS, which I already stated. Also, again, NOWHERE on the DREAM ACT (the actual document) does it say that they are allowing undocumented students to be eligible for federal grant money (yes, this is FAFSA!) So people against the DREAM ACT, really! GET EDUCATED and maybe READ more to know what the hell you are talking about before you say anything that's not even close to the truth. Passing the DREAM ACT could only help this country's economy because, guess what, after these "undocumented" students graduate and get a job, they will be paying taxes (if they don't already, which many do!). Unfortunately, undocumented students will still have to pay for school out of their own pocket (regardless of their low income) because even with loans, that money has to be payed back; in the end these students are still paying for their education, and still will be paying taxes. It's sad how some people are just ignorant and, racist till this day; what a shame.

Deborah Myers

Posted Mar 19 2011

This is a joke.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 19 2011

it is a joke. how long are we going to keep taking this crap

Anonymous

Posted Mar 19 2011

This is great news. It shows that the state has money to spare and not longer needs to increase taxes.

I don't know where you found the money Jerry, but please do not expect the taxpayers to approve any tax increases since we have money to throw away.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 20 2011

this is good. the immigrant are the future of the USA. the american born kids are getting dumb as fuck!! I hope this act passes this year.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 20 2011

I'd like to see California just become part of Mexico. At least that way they can't waste federal money (my tax dollars)

Anonymous

Posted Mar 20 2011

I'd like to see California just become part of Mexico. At least that way they can't waste federal money (my tax dollars)

Anonymous

Posted Mar 21 2011

I am an undocumented high school student who is working very hard in IB level classes and is an active member of school and community and this is a dream. It would allow me to contribute MORE to society, and also undocumented people can pay taxes too. If you acquire an ITIN you can pay taxes. If the DREAM Act passes California will gain money too, so please don't be negative, it's a good thing.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 21 2011

I am an undocumented high school student who is working very hard in IB level classes and is an active member of school and community and this is a dream. It would allow me to contribute MORE to society, and also undocumented people can pay taxes too. If you acquire an ITIN you can pay taxes. If the DREAM Act passes California will gain money too, so please don't be negative, it's a good thing.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 21 2011

Much ignorance and disrespect being shown to your hosts in this illegally-entered country. All this catering to the illegal immigrant population is nothing more than creating a new demographic to vote democratic. This will cause a backlash to these people caught in between and hurt the innocent poor people. This will cause fed-up people to vote Republican and push these issues back to the Stone Age and will create much hate and violence. Mexico doesn't want these people, have had a more negative record of abusing them. They have just passed a reform just to lob them and others passing through from Central America for 180 days on the way to--guess where--here. If this fourth level of amnesty passes, it will only encourage more illegal immigration. I have many friends doing the work of domestics, elder care, gardening, errands where before they had made good salaries. They ARE doing the work that illegals do. Don't be fooled by the "compassionate" politicians. They are getting something out of it and are pressing this for a reason. It's time for this group to go back to their country of origin and seek higher education and work there after using our education system for free.

I expect all this hate directed to your generous hosts considering this site and their purpose of supporting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 21 2011

Much ignorance and disrespect being shown to your hosts in this illegally-entered country. All this catering to the illegal immigrant population is nothing more than creating a new demographic to vote democratic. This will cause a backlash to these people caught in between and hurt the innocent poor people. This will cause fed-up people to vote Republican and push these issues back to the Stone Age and will create much hate and violence. Mexico doesn't want these people, have had a more negative record of abusing them. They have just passed a reform just to lob them and others passing through from Central America for 180 days on the way to--guess where--here. If this fourth level of amnesty passes, it will only encourage more illegal immigration. I have many friends doing the work of domestics, elder care, gardening, errands where before they had made good salaries. They ARE doing the work that illegals do. Don't be fooled by the "compassionate" politicians. They are getting something out of it and are pressing this for a reason. It's time for this group to go back to their country of origin and seek higher education and work there after using our education system for free.

I expect all this hate directed to your generous hosts considering this site and their purpose of supporting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

happy

Posted Mar 21 2011

Much ignorance and disrespect being shown to your hosts in this illegally-entered country. All this catering to the illegal immigrant population is nothing more than creating a new demographic to vote democratic. This will cause a backlash to these people caught in between and hurt the innocent poor people. This will cause fed-up people to vote Republican and push these issues back to the Stone Age and will create much hate and violence. Mexico doesn't want these people, have had a more negative record of abusing them. They have just passed a reform just to lob them and others passing through from Central America for 180 days on the way to--guess where--here. If this fourth level of amnesty passes, it will only encourage more illegal immigration. I have many friends doing the work of domestics, elder care, gardening, errands where before they had made good salaries. They ARE doing the work that illegals do. Don't be fooled by the "compassionate" politicians. They are getting something out of it and are pressing this for a reason. It's time for this group to go back to their country of origin and seek higher education and work there after using our education system for free.

I expect all this hate directed to your generous hosts considering this site and their purpose of supporting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 21 2011

Much ignorance and disrespect being shown to your hosts in this illegally-entered country. All this catering to the illegal immigrant population is nothing more than creating a new demographic to vote democratic. This will cause a backlash to these people caught in between and hurt the innocent poor people. This will cause fed-up people to vote Republican and push these issues back to the Stone Age and will create much hate and violence. Mexico doesn't want these people, have had a more negative record of abusing them. They have just passed a reform just to lob them and others passing through from Central America for 180 days on the way to--guess where--here. If this fourth level of amnesty passes, it will only encourage more illegal immigration. I have many friends doing the work of domestics, elder care, gardening, errands where before they had made good salaries. They ARE doing the work that illegals do. Don't be fooled by the "compassionate" politicians. They are getting something out of it and are pressing this for a reason. It's time for this group to go back to their country of origin and seek higher education and work there after using our education system for free.

I expect all this hate directed to your generous hosts considering this site and their purpose of supporting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 21 2011

Anonymous
Posted 5 days ago
I AM SHOCKED!!!! WHAT ABOUT THE AMERICAN CHILDREN WANTING A HIGHER EDUCATION??? I HAVE ONE DAUGHTER IN CSFU WHO IS HAVING A SEVERE HARDSHIP AND IS UNABLE TO PAY FOR HER EDUCATION. HER FATHER SPENT 23 YEARS IN THE MILITARY, AND AFTER HIS TOUR IN IRAQ HAD TO RETIRE BECAUSE OF A STRESS DISORDER. 28 DAY'S TOO EARLY TO TRANSFER HIS GI BENEFITS TO HIS DAUGHTERS. WE ARE LOSING OUR HOME, OUR CREDIT IS SHOT AND CANNOT GET A STUDENT LOAN BECAUSE OF IT. OUR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER WELL BE GRADUATING IN MAY AND WOULD LIKE A HIGHER EDUCATION. SHE HAS TO GO TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE BECAUSE WE CANNOT AFFORD A UNIVERSITY. WE NEED TO TAKE A STAND JUST LIKE ARIZONA HAS. IM SICK AND ON THE VERGE OF A HEART ATTACK! SHAME ON YOU BROWN. ARE YOU DOING THIS BECAUSE YOU FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR SERVENTS CHILDREN? WE THE PEOPLE VOTED NOT TO HAVE THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN OUR SCHOOLS. KEEP SUPPORTING THEM AND THEY WELL OVERFLOW OUR COUNTRY MORE THEN THEY ALREADY HAVE. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS TURNING INTO A NIGHTMARE.


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Fuc* You...

Anonymous

Posted Mar 21 2011

people need to understand yea there is american children tht do need the help but undocumented students also do. withouth this their dreams are hopeless. i understand people dont want this but before judging put yourself in their shoes and think what if you were them wouldnt you wantt the help too. the dream act is good and will benefit this amazing students. and isnt this the country of dreams

Anonymous

Posted Mar 22 2011

Mexicans can smell gringo tax dollars from a thousand miles away. This will only attract even more of them to come here for their "better way of life" that they think they are entitled to, at gringo expense.

Gotta love the Mexican greed for gringo-provided freebies and goodies! Next up, "free" houses and "free" cars. They "deserve" it after all, because they clean our toilets! Nothing's too good for our visitors from the south.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 22 2011

People can be so ignant google dream act and it will tell you what the dream act really is nobody is giving anybody anything for free! All the illegal immigrants like you say are going to get jobs and pay taxes like everybody else but they can if something is not done! Do some dam research becasue you have all you facts wrong!!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 23 2011

First of all people need to stop saying "we support illegal immigrants" ....I see both sides because I have lived it. I understand that illegals BREAK the law but before anything else we are all HUMAN. Any HUMAN would do ANYTHING to support and keep their family safe; If crossing the border illegally makes it possible and there are no other options THEN PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO DO IT. There are also the KIDS of illegals BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY AS MINORS who are bright students and PAY for their studies (I know illegals with BACHELORS and MASTER degrees). These kids have to face the CRUEL reality of not being able to work in their field of study. These are the people America NEEDS. There are NUMEROUS American citizens on welfare and gangs (those are the people WE ARE SUPPORTING- lazy people and people in prisons). As for the UNDOCUMENTED parents it would be INSANE to start a massive deportation, bottom line immigration issues can not continue to be ignored.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 23 2011

thanks for passing the law this is a good thing iwas wondering even if u graduated like 2 years ago i wonder if u guys could help send me info in my email which is luisleon1@live.com

Anonymous

Posted Mar 25 2011

If you are an illegal alien, then you are not entitled to any state funds or scholarships. Pay for it yourself like most of the students.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 25 2011

If you are an illegal alien, then you are not entitled to any state funds or scholarships. Pay for it yourself like most of the students.

Anonymous

Posted Mar 28 2011

No illegal immigrant student is getting federal funds; I have no Idea where you are getting your information from. Get your facts straight. I'm a citizen and I still have to pay for college but I'm not bitching about it because after I graduate I'll be able to get a better job so stop complaining and get an education. Trust me, everyone that wants an education and WORKS hard to get the grades to get into college is able to do something with their lives. The difference is once these students graduate, those students who are citizens will have that opportunity for a job but undocumented students wont (not if they don't pass this dream act). After working these students will have to pay taxes, but if they don't work they wont because, HELLO, they aren't working. If there's an undocumented student that's going to college it's because he/she put in the effort to get there and their parents put in that extra effort to pay for their education, because trust me, nothing is free (not for them, nor for us as citizen). So stop complaining and do something productive with your life and not cry about how those undocumented students WHO ARE GETTING AN EDUCATION are taking away your opportunities because all they are doing is earning them!

Anonymous

Posted Mar 28 2011

No illegal immigrant student is getting federal funds; I have no Idea where you are getting your information from. Get your facts straight. I'm a citizen and I still have to pay for college but I'm not bitching about it because after I graduate I'll be able to get a better job so stop complaining and get an education. Trust me, everyone that wants an education and WORKS hard to get the grades to get into college is able to do something with their lives. The difference is once these students graduate, those students who are citizens will have that opportunity for a job but undocumented students wont (not if they don't pass this dream act). After working these students will have to pay taxes, but if they don't work they wont because, HELLO, they aren't working. If there's an undocumented student that's going to college it's because he/she put in the effort to get there and their parents put in that extra effort to pay for their education, because trust me, nothing is free (not for them, nor for us as citizen). So stop complaining and do something productive with your life and not cry about how those undocumented students WHO ARE GETTING AN EDUCATION are taking away your opportunities because all they are doing is earning them!

Anonymous

Posted Apr 4 2011

shut up!

Anonymous

Posted Apr 9 2011

First of all, I like to see that this creates an argument. However, we have to understand that we all pay taxes and should get the benefits of it. In the case of the student whose parents are losing their house and even lost of income, the student can do a change of income and that will help her qualify for more aid. Many undocumented students have been living here since they were little children, so they have assimilated, acculturated, and their parents have financially contributed to the state economy through taxation. I urge everyone to touch their hearts and support the education of everyone because in the end we all benefit. Baby boomers will be retirering and we need a workforce to subsidize their expenses and when our undocumented students get their education they can contribute to that. Before making any decisions always make yourself knowledgeable, don't base your answers or actions on current media messages because CNN, Fox and other big corporations are not reliable sources!!!!!!!

Anonymous

Posted Apr 11 2011

To all you people who think this is wrong? What is wrong with you? You selfish people. California is only running because of immagrant who run the dam farm. They pick the very freaken food you eat. They have also been here for generations only never been leagl, why because America is so dam greedy, can't see that there are people who can't chase after education in their country why not help them grow. In the end they are going to pay taxes they have to become productive member of society in because of there education and all that money will eventually go back into out economy. Why shouldn't we help them? They can't work because they don't have a sss. Americans do. So we American student do not complain about the lack of money there is tons of millions of scholorships that "illegal" students can't get its not like your getting deprived of anything. So quit your complaints :P

Anonymous

Posted Apr 13 2011

Information,
AB 130 will not cost the state anything; this money comes from private donors and student tuition fees paid by students. The money from 131 will be used through the cal grants that the state gives to California residents ONLY after California residents have used these funds. Californian students would still get first bids to some of the monies. Also, there have been multiple economic studies that show that Immigrants also contribute to the economy by working difficult jobs, paying for their living expenses (housing, gas, food, etc.), paying taxes and not getting full services for their contributions. Furthermore, the main idea is that many of these students have been living in these country and they are Americans by living standards. Many have never gone nor plan to live in their parent’s country. Immigrant students are in greater need than all other resident students. Their parents work in low paying jobs because of their immigrant status, and they should not work either because of their legal status. Tuition and living expenses for a student in San Jose, California total about 21,000 dollars per year. Do you really think that an immigrant student can pay for his education by working? He/she needs to attend school and do homework as well; where is the time for that? Even if they worked they could not come up with that amount of money. What about loans? - They are not eligible to obtain a loan because they do not have a valid social security number. In order to close the gap between the poor and the rich we need to provide such services. The Dream Act is about giving access to the students who most need the money and closing the gap between those who are rich and can afford to pay for college and those who are not privilege, but are eager to succeed and contribute to the country and economy. Please Support the Dream Act (assembly bill 130 and 131).

Anonymous

Posted Apr 13 2011

Information,
AB 130 will not cost the state anything; this money comes from private donors and student tuition fees paid by students. The money from 131 will be used through the cal grants that the state gives to California residents ONLY after California residents have used these funds. Californian students would still get first bids to some of the monies. Also, there have been multiple economic studies that show that Immigrants also contribute to the economy by working difficult jobs, paying for their living expenses (housing, gas, food, etc.), paying taxes and not getting full services for their contributions. Furthermore, the main idea is that many of these students have been living in these country and they are Americans by living standards. Many have never gone nor plan to live in their parent’s country. Immigrant students are in greater need than all other resident students. Their parents work in low paying jobs because of their immigrant status, and they should not work either because of their legal status. Tuition and living expenses for a student in San Jose, California total about 21,000 dollars per year. Do you really think that an immigrant student can pay for his education by working? He/she needs to attend school and do homework as well; where is the time for that? Even if they worked they could not come up with that amount of money. What about loans? - They are not eligible to obtain a loan because they do not have a valid social security number. In order to close the gap between the poor and the rich we need to provide such services. The Dream Act is about giving access to the students who most need the money and closing the gap between those who are rich and can afford to pay for college and those who are not privilege, but are eager to succeed and contribute to the country and economy. Please Support the Dream Act (assembly bill 130 and 131).

Anonymous

Posted Apr 13 2011

STUPID ASS IGNORANT THINKING PEOPLE! JUST BECAUSE A PERSON IS WHITE DOESNT MEAN YOURE AN AMERICAN. FIRST OF ALL IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS YOU SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR WHITE PEOPLE AND REALIZE THAT YOURE WHITE ANCESTORS CAME TO THIS COUNTRY AS IMMIGRANTS! WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY! everyone migrates and migrated to this country to seek a future! IT IS TRUE HOW WHITE KIDS US THEIR FINANCIAL AID FOR NONSENSE. WHETHER YOURE MEXICAN ASIAN OR WHATEVER RACE YOU ARE WE ARE ALL EQUAL! IM PROUD TO BE BROWN! AT LEAST I DONT HAVE TO RISK GETTING SKIN CANCER BY GOING TANNING! KNOW THIS COUNTRYS HISTORY!!!! BEFORE YOU IGNORANT RACIST PEOPLE DECIDE TO OPEN YOUR MOUTHS! BEING INTELLIGENT AND WANTING TO PURSUE ONES EDUCATION SHOULDNT BE LIMITED BY THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN OR WHERE YOURE FROM! MORE STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITIES MORE MONEY!!!! HISPANICS ARENT THE MINORITY ANYMORE! WERE BECOMING PRIORITY! GET OVER IT!

Anonymous

Posted Apr 13 2011

STUPID ASS IGNORANT THINKING PEOPLE! JUST BECAUSE A PERSON IS WHITE DOESNT MEAN YOURE AN AMERICAN. FIRST OF ALL IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS YOU SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR WHITE PEOPLE AND REALIZE THAT YOURE WHITE ANCESTORS CAME TO THIS COUNTRY AS IMMIGRANTS! WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY! everyone migrates and migrated to this country to seek a future! IT IS TRUE HOW WHITE KIDS US THEIR FINANCIAL AID FOR NONSENSE. WHETHER YOURE MEXICAN ASIAN OR WHATEVER RACE YOU ARE WE ARE ALL EQUAL! IM PROUD TO BE BROWN! AT LEAST I DONT HAVE TO RISK GETTING SKIN CANCER BY GOING TANNING! KNOW THIS COUNTRYS HISTORY!!!! BEFORE YOU IGNORANT RACIST PEOPLE DECIDE TO OPEN YOUR MOUTHS! BEING INTELLIGENT AND WANTING TO PURSUE ONES EDUCATION SHOULDNT BE LIMITED BY THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN OR WHERE YOURE FROM! MORE STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITIES MORE MONEY!!!! HISPANICS ARENT THE MINORITY ANYMORE! WERE BECOMING PRIORITY! GET OVER IT!

Anonymous

Posted Apr 13 2011

STUPID ASS IGNORANT THINKING PEOPLE! JUST BECAUSE A PERSON IS WHITE DOESNT MEAN YOURE AN AMERICAN. FIRST OF ALL IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS YOU SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR WHITE PEOPLE AND REALIZE THAT YOURE WHITE ANCESTORS CAME TO THIS COUNTRY AS IMMIGRANTS! WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY! everyone migrates and migrated to this country to seek a future! IT IS TRUE HOW WHITE KIDS US THEIR FINANCIAL AID FOR NONSENSE. WHETHER YOURE MEXICAN ASIAN OR WHATEVER RACE YOU ARE WE ARE ALL EQUAL! IM PROUD TO BE BROWN! AT LEAST I DONT HAVE TO RISK GETTING SKIN CANCER BY GOING TANNING! KNOW THIS COUNTRYS HISTORY!!!! BEFORE YOU IGNORANT RACIST PEOPLE DECIDE TO OPEN YOUR MOUTHS! BEING INTELLIGENT AND WANTING TO PURSUE ONES EDUCATION SHOULDNT BE LIMITED BY THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN OR WHERE YOURE FROM! MORE STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITIES MORE MONEY!!!! HISPANICS ARENT THE MINORITY ANYMORE! WERE BECOMING PRIORITY! GET OVER IT!

Anonymous

Posted Apr 14 2011

Oh my goodness! You people are insane how can you speak about your own human race when you all orginated the same. If you listened carefully you will understand that the money given to these students will come from private organzation who will be supporting them and their issue. To make the point clear no Us citzen will be affected at all with this bill so stop being cruel because this is not how America stands. As an American citzen and my decendants that fought,support,and builded this land i am ashamed at a my own citzens that are abiding this issue. After all these children will make a differnece becuase i have meet with so many potential and hardworking students who have the skill but are restricted to further their education becase they don't apply for finacial aid. I SUPPORT THE DREAM ACT and am gratful this bill has been passed becuase these kids will make a differnece in our country.God Bless California and all supporters of it.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 14 2011

Oh my goodness! You people are insane how can you speak about your own human race when you all orginated the same. If you listened carefully you will understand that the money given to these students will come from private organzation who will be supporting them and their issue. To make the point clear no Us citzen will be affected at all with this bill so stop being cruel because this is not how America stands. As an American citzen and my decendants that fought,support,and builded this land i am ashamed at a my own citzens that are abiding this issue. After all these children will make a differnece becuase i have meet with so many potential and hardworking students who have the skill but are restricted to further their education becase they don't apply for finacial aid. I SUPPORT THE DREAM ACT and am gratful this bill has been passed becuase these kids will make a differnece in our country.God Bless California and all supporters of it.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 19 2011

very nice i just whish they would pass it in tn too
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Anonymous

Posted Apr 20 2011

wow. I'm shocked about the previous responses. Think about it. If they deserve it and have worked hard for it, what's the problem? You think just because your children were born here they're better than these immigrants? hahaha. Why don't they prove it by out performing them. I'm sure if your children deserve it and work hard for it, the immigrants wouldn't be a problem for you.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 20 2011

wow. I'm shocked about the previous responses. Think about it. If they deserve it and have worked hard for it, what's the problem? You think just because your children were born here they're better than these immigrants? hahaha. Why don't they prove it by out performing them. I'm sure if your children deserve it and work hard for it, the immigrants wouldn't be a problem for you.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 20 2011

stop complaining.. get off your lazy asses and welfare and get a job. Why not? These illegal immigrants do it. I was born here, have lived here my whole life and haven't heard as much BS until now. Immigrants pay taxes. Do they get money back? NO. Where does that $ go? the government. the Fin Aid money Americans get also comes from these people. so whose being selfish now? I'm sure if your kids worked hard in class instead of doing senior skip days, beach days, taking the day off, blah blah blah... they'd get in college most likely w/ a good scholarship. SOOOOO.... Shut up and conform. After all, the Natives conformed to the Europeans. Did they deport u? no! u guys massacred them and took them from their land. In other words.. stop being hypocritical and let these people get educated.

Anonymous

Posted May 1 2011

To the lady in the second comment bitching about her daughters, shut up. Not all the American children want a higher education. I'm 18 and about to graduate and i see citizens that have no idea what they even want to do. I have some immigrant friends that have been accepted into the UCs but cant afford even one semester. If your daughter was actually smart, she would recieving grants and scholarships. And if your husband didnt take the easy way out and actually attended a university and have a profession, then you guys wouldnt be so fucked. Theres nothing wrong with community college either, the first 2 years are the same in any collehe or university you go to. And seriously, i hope you do get a heart attack cause people like you are retarded. If your saying ur husband had to leave the military, dont you fucking work?? And of course the hispanic had to be a servant. Fucking racist bitch. People like you deserve to die. Its more of an issue about how California will pay than what race they are. Immigrants will have to competefor the same scholarships as citizens. And money obviously wont be given to any kid that cant make it into a college. There are less-qualified immigrants just as there are less-qualified citizens. Also to the people that think they are criminals, get a fucking education. And yeah, i know, therell be people reading thinking "oh dear she is so immature, etc." Just get a damn education and know what youre talking about before you open youre big stupid rednecked mouths. And we were all fucking immigrants at one point. So unless youre a native indian, shut the FUCK up.

Anonymous

Posted May 3 2011

VEEEEETO!!! KEEP THE BROWN PEOPLE STUPID!!! YESSS!!!

Anonymous

Posted May 5 2011

Be informed before you comment..

AB 130 would allow students that meet the in-state tuition requirements to apply for and receive specified financial aid programs administered by California's public colleges and universities.

The types of aid these students would be eligible for include:

Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, and
o Institutional Student Aid: Student aid program administered by the attending college or university (i.e. State University Grant, UC Grant)

AB 131 would allow students that meet the in-state tuition requirements to apply for and receive Cal Grants by California's public colleges and universities. These students would not be eligible to apply or receive any Competitive Cal Grant unless funding remains available after all California resident students have received Competitive awards that they are eligible for.

Anonymous

Posted May 5 2011

Yes, they might be illegal but unlike some students born here, they are trying. I see students who were born here and drop out of high school, and end up working at Mc Donalds. really? it's bad to help those out who want to go to college?is it really wrong to help those who are trying to pursue a higher education?

Anonymous

Posted May 5 2011

This makes me sick to my stomach as I look into the eyes of my two year old. The american dream is fading.

Anonymous

Posted May 5 2011

It is not fair for us taxpayers. Who will pay for it?.....A/ THE TAXPAYER . You want to pay for it with my taxes?

Anonymous

Posted May 5 2011

This is why I moved away from California. Why are we giving money to people who aren't supposed to be here? We are enabling! I hope this gets shot down. Its the most ridiculous think I have heard

Anonymous

Posted May 5 2011

It really upsets me when I see ignorant and churlish comments. I am a current student at San Jose State University and I am waiting upon my residency, therefore I am not "fully" legal; however, I have adopted this so called "dream" land as my home and I would honestly do whatever is in my power to aid to this countries needs. I abhor people who complain about there kids not getting money for school because the government didn't grant them financial aid... Thats bull. It's called a job, maybe your kid should get one instead of living off of your enabling ass. I wake up every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4 a.m to go work in a factory just so i can pay for my tuition. So please don't tell me it cant be done. Anything is possible if you get off your lazy ass and work hard and not depend on the government for EVERY LITTLE THING, because that's what this country is all about. WORKING HARD!

Anonymous

Posted May 5 2011

It really upsets me when I see ignorant and churlish comments. I am a current student at San Jose State University and I am waiting upon my residency, therefore I am not "fully" legal; however, I have adopted this so called "dream" land as my home and I would honestly do whatever is in my power to aid to this countries needs. I abhor people who complain about there kids not getting money for school because the government didn't grant them financial aid... Thats bull. It's called a job, maybe your kid should get one instead of living off of your enabling ass. I wake up every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4 a.m to go work in a factory just so i can pay for my tuition. So please don't tell me it cant be done. Anything is possible if you get off your lazy ass and work hard and not depend on the government for EVERY LITTLE THING, because that's what this country is all about. WORKING HARD!

Anonymous

Posted May 10 2011

All of you hatters let others live their life. Study a little bit of History to see where you come from or if you came after we were here. It doesn't mean free money, it means equal opportunity to everybody. Everybody is going to pay tuitions, books, etc. You do not have a happy life and want to blame it in someone else. God Bless you and forgive you for your misinformation

Anonymous

Posted May 11 2011

You guys do know that that if it does go completely through that these kids will be paying their own taxes when they graduate from college right?so a lot of money would be profited back to the state..

Anonymous

Posted May 11 2011

You guys do know that that if it does go completely through that these kids will be paying their own taxes when they graduate from college right?so a lot of money would be profited back to the state..

Anonymous

Posted May 15 2011

Immigrants tax dollars that immigrants family dont see a penny of it , pay ur american higher education

Anonymous

Posted May 18 2011

we imigrants still HAVE to pay out of our pocket!!!! Selfish people make me SICK!!!!

Anonymous

Posted May 19 2011

to all of you complaining about how this is unfair to americans and where all the money is coming from: newflash, it is NOT unfair. in fact, what is unfair is that young men and women who want to succeed in this country who have no criminal record, have made this country and all it's customs their own, and abide the rules. (of course, you could argue they came here illegally. not exactly, they came here as children, they didn't choose to come here) and well anyway, my point is that it is NOT fair that people expect everyone to be held back just because THEY themselves, don't push hard enough to get ahead. These young people will not get a free ride, all they will get is EQUALITY, you should learn the meaning of that word by the way. And second, where is the money coming from you may ask? If it becomes a federal law, it will be from tax money, yes. But what the hell. They will all have the right to work, drive, create business, thus starting to pay back into the system. So what are you all complaining about. If anything this will help our country. The only thing I see when I see everyone complain about the Dreamers is a bunch of lazy asses. Maybe you should learn a thing or two about perseverence from these bright young kids.

Anonymous

Posted May 19 2011

to all of you complaining about how this is unfair to americans and where all the money is coming from: newflash, it is NOT unfair. in fact, what is unfair is that young men and women who want to succeed in this country who have no criminal record, have made this country and all it's customs their own, and abide the rules. (of course, you could argue they came here illegally. not exactly, they came here as children, they didn't choose to come here) and well anyway, my point is that it is NOT fair that people expect everyone to be held back just because THEY themselves, don't push hard enough to get ahead. These young people will not get a free ride, all they will get is EQUALITY, you should learn the meaning of that word by the way. And second, where is the money coming from you may ask? If it becomes a federal law, it will be from tax money, yes. But what the hell. They will all have the right to work, drive, create business, thus starting to pay back into the system. So what are you all complaining about. If anything this will help our country. The only thing I see when I see everyone complain about the Dreamers is a bunch of lazy asses. Maybe you should learn a thing or two about perseverence from these bright young kids.

Anonymous

Posted May 19 2011

to all of you complaining about how this is unfair to americans and where all the money is coming from: newflash, it is NOT unfair. in fact, what is unfair is that young men and women who want to succeed in this country who have no criminal record, have made this country and all it's customs their own, and abide the rules. (of course, you could argue they came here illegally. not exactly, they came here as children, they didn't choose to come here) and well anyway, my point is that it is NOT fair that people expect everyone to be held back just because THEY themselves, don't push hard enough to get ahead. These young people will not get a free ride, all they will get is EQUALITY, you should learn the meaning of that word by the way. And second, where is the money coming from you may ask? If it becomes a federal law, it will be from tax money, yes. But what the hell. They will all have the right to work, drive, create business, thus starting to pay back into the system. So what are you all complaining about. If anything this will help our country. The only thing I see when I see everyone complain about the Dreamers is a bunch of lazy asses. Maybe you should learn a thing or two about perseverence from these bright young kids.

Anonymous

Posted May 19 2011

How can our elected officials pass a bill that majority of Californians are opposed to? How can we let our children be deprived of classes they need or funds that could be allocated to other use for people who break our law? As ridiculous are our elected officials can get.....

Anonymous

Posted May 30 2011

Everyone in this goddamn country immigrated from somewhere else. Lets relearn our history before making a stupid comment.

Anonymous

Posted May 31 2011

All I hear is b***hin n moaning. At least my taxs dollars r being used for hard working ppl ^^you all kno citizens won't Wk in the fields n get their hands dirty. We need the immigrant ppl.

Anonymous

Posted Jun 2 2011

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.

Anonymous

Posted Jun 2 2011

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.

Anonymous

Posted Jun 2 2011

the money come from people like me, a legal immigrant who has to pay out of state tuition and who is not eligible for any sort of financial aid or scholarship because I AM NOT ILLEGAL! Thanks a lot Democrats, I am voting for Republicans now

Anonymous

Posted Jun 6 2011

WHAT THE HELL!!

Anonymous

Posted Jun 9 2011

wow i cannot believe my eyes. i am simply disguised by the site of those racist comments. maybe thats why your daughter cant receive a higher education because her mommy is too busy putting her finger up her ass instead of getting a job to help her daughter. we undocumented students have the right to want to learn and achieve our goals as much as any other student does. and just because we are of brown skin does not mean we're uneducated or dumb. i do not really know why you "Americans" make such a big deal anyway we undocumented students have it tougher.. you guys at least have financial aid and fasfa's, we on the other hand have nothing! when will the american greed end?

Anonymous

Posted Jun 15 2011

People shouldn't be judge by legal or illegal status! I think ANYONE is welcome to have a higher education. You never know if they are going to impact future of America and discover great things!

Anonymous

Posted Jun 23 2011

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Anonymous

Posted Jul 29 2011

TO ALL THE STUPID, IGNORANT, AND RACIST WHITE PEOPLE WRITING STUPID SHIT: Shut the fuck up and stop hating!!! Don't call yourselves AMERICANS when you ARE NOT!!!! WE, the Hispanics are the REAL AMERICANS, you people are just interlopers who immigrated here from EUROPE. LOL The undocumented people that come over to this country just happen to be NEW IMMIGRANTS just like yourselves, though, not new, you're still immigrants, for the real and true owners of this land happen NOT TO BE WHITE!!! stop being so ignorant and think before you decide to talk shit! undocumented students have all the right to pursue a higher education, and nothing you do is ever going to change that. California alone is about 50-60% HISPANIC, we're taking back what's ours and will DEPORT your ILLEGAL/ALIEN ASSES BACK TO EUROPE, where you never should've got out of in the first place. IF WHITE CHILDREN WANT A HIGHEN EDUCATION AND IF DADDY AND MOMMY CAN'T PAY FOR IT...THEN GO OUT AND GET A FUCKING JOB JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. THE ILLEGAL COMMUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN PAYING FOR A LOT MORE, WHICH HAS ONLY BENEFITED THE LAZY WHITE POPULATION IN THIS COUNTRY. WELL, GUESS WHAT...WELCOME TO OUR WORLD, NOW GO OUT ANG GET A JOB INSTEAD OF GETTING FATTER BY THE DAY BY BEING A COUCH POTATO!!! F***U WHTE BITCHES!!!!

Anonymous

Posted Aug 31 2011

RU serious dude, Mexicans and Indians didn't create this nation or the wealth of this nation that the illegal immigrants covet so much that they break our laws to come here understandably to make a better life, but that doesn't make it right to break our laws, but the last thing you should do is try to take credit for creating this wealth just because we used to own this land hundreds of years ago. There would not have even been a Mexico if the US didn't stop when they did, that country was given to the Mexicans and they were even paid for the NW territory which included California, and then go figure now Mexicans don't want to stay there, Maybe the US should have just completely taken over so there would be no Mexico, and everyone would be considered American. Because that's what it seems like to me, that many Mexicans don't want to be in Mexico anymore, they actually want to be American. So the question is, as an undoc would you have rather the U.S. defeated Mexico completely?

Anonymous

Posted Aug 31 2011

RU serious dude, Mexicans and Indians didn't create this nation or the wealth of this nation that the illegal immigrants covet so much that they break our laws to come here understandably to make a better life, but that doesn't make it right to break our laws, but the last thing you should do is try to take credit for creating this wealth just because we used to own this land hundreds of years ago. There would not have even been a Mexico if the US didn't stop when they did, that country was given to the Mexicans and they were even paid for the NW territory which included California, and then go figure now Mexicans don't want to stay there, Maybe the US should have just completely taken over so there would be no Mexico, and everyone would be considered American. Because that's what it seems like to me, that many Mexicans don't want to be in Mexico anymore, they actually want to be American. So the question is, as an undoc would you have rather the U.S. defeated Mexico completely?

Anonymous

Posted Aug 31 2011

RU serious dude, Mexicans and Indians didn't create this nation or the wealth of this nation that the illegal immigrants covet so much that they break our laws to come here understandably to make a better life, but that doesn't make it right to break our laws, but the last thing you should do is try to take credit for creating this wealth just because we used to own this land hundreds of years ago. There would not have even been a Mexico if the US didn't stop when they did, that country was given to the Mexicans and they were even paid for the NW territory which included California, and then go figure now Mexicans don't want to stay there, Maybe the US should have just completely taken over so there would be no Mexico, and everyone would be considered American. Because that's what it seems like to me, that many Mexicans don't want to be in Mexico anymore, they actually want to be American. So the question is, as an undoc would you have rather the U.S. defeated Mexico completely?

Anonymous

Posted Aug 31 2011

Pay your mortgage, car, utilities, food, ga$, and don’t forget the illegal’s. Thank you Governor Brown. I wish we could have had you in office a long time ago! Wait, we did and what did you do then? I can’t remember but I’ll remember now!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 1 2011

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 !

Anonymous

Posted Sep 28 2011

I am so sick of my tax dollars going to people who enter this country illegally! Illegal immigrants don't deserve to be here and they sure as hell don't deserve any money! This state is broke and the economy isn't getting any better yet they want to spend millions on people who are breaking the law. Does anyone in Sacramento have any common sense? We need to help legal citizens only! Hey law breakers...go back to where you came from and come in legally like millions of others did!!!

Anonymous

Posted Oct 8 2011

way to go

Anonymous

Posted Oct 19 2011

had all you self fish people ever thought how all imigrants work their butt of and never claim a single penny?, eventhough tthey get taken taxes off every chek like everyone else. They never get disability, unmoployment,maternity leave it goes to all you those lazy cccitizens and that leave work just because they have a simple headache. and no one recognized how much they live of immagrants. and now u get mad because they wana get educated and have a better life? its sad how u people are so selffish. it is disgusting and ignorant, especially coming from a grown ass person. pluss is nice to now that now those children from hardworking immigraants will get the chance be a roll model and example to all those citizens who are not taking advantage of the fact they have all they need to go to collage and fluent in english.

Anonymous

Posted Oct 19 2011

had all you self fish people ever thought how all imigrants work their butt of and never claim a single penny?, eventhough tthey get taken taxes off every chek like everyone else. They never get disability, unmoployment,maternity leave it goes to all you those lazy cccitizens and that leave work just because they have a simple headache. and no one recognized how much they live of immagrants. and now u get mad because they wana get educated and have a better life? its sad how u people are so selffish. it is disgusting and ignorant, especially coming from a grown ass person. pluss is nice to now that now those children from hardworking immigraants will get the chance be a roll model and example to all those citizens who are not taking advantage of the fact they have all they need to go to collage and fluent in english.

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