Undocumented students small portion of DREAM Act beneficiaries

UC statistics show less than 30 percent of AB 540 students are undocumented

As the second half of the California DREAM Act — which would allow students who qualify for in-state tuition under AB 540 access to public financial aid for the first time — reaches Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, the topic of undocumented students has garnered mass media and public attention. But
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State Assembly sends second part of DREAM Act to Brown

The second part of the California DREAM Act, Assembly Bill 131, passed in the state Assembly today, and will now make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill, which would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid such as the competitive Cal Grant, was passed in the
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Activist group urges Gov. Brown to pass DREAM Act

A small group of demonstrators bearing signs and chanting slogans gathered in front of California Hall today, demanding that Gov. Jerry Brown sign AB 131, otherwise known as the second part of California DREAM Act. Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande briefly addressed the
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Second part of DREAM Act passes Senate vote

The second half of the California DREAM Act — which would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid — passed the state Senate Wednesday by a vote of 22 to 11. AB 131, authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will go back to the Assembly for a concurrence
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Some opinions on AB 130 are uninformed

Is ignorance bliss? On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 130 which ultimately allows undocumented students, also referred to as AB 540 students, to receive financial aid through institutional funds. Consequently, this relieves some of the burden that AB 540 students face when trying to come up with ways
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Brown signs first part of state DREAM Act into law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed one part of the California DREAM Act — which will provide increased financial aid for undocumented students — into law Monday at a town hall hosted by the bill’s author. AB 130 — which was authored by state Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles — was passed
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State Senate approves first part of DREAM Act

A bill that would allow undocumented students to be eligible for financial aid funded by private donations was passed by the state Senate Thursday. Assembly Bill 130, authored by state Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, comprises the first part of the state’s DREAM Act. The bill now awaits approval from Gov.
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Assembly passes part of DREAM Act

The California State Assembly voted last Wednesday to pass the second half of the state’s DREAM Act and would provide state grants and financial aid to undocumented students attending college in California. Assembly members approved AB 131 — authored by Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles — in a 46-25 party-line
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Financial aid bill set for full vote

The California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations approved a bill Friday which would provide state grants and financial aid to undocumented students in California and now moves to the Assembly floor for a full vote. One of two bills that make up the state’s DREAM Act, Assembly Bill 131 —
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